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Accident: 201064672 - Employee'S Lungs Injured When He Inhales Chemical Vapors

Accident: 201064672 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013822711/07/20015169Abcana Industries
At approximately 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. on May 15, 2001, Employee #1 was working next to a maintenance room. During a pumping operation, muriatic acid, (containing 31 to 36 percent hydrochloric acid), and bleach, (containing 12.5 to 15.6 percent sodium hypochlorite and 0.1 to 2.0 percent sodium hydroxide), inadvertently mixed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for inhalation of chlorine gas and hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid vapors.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, lung, sodium hydroxide, vapor, sodium hypochlorite, bleach, inhalation, chlorine, chemical burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120138227 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Truck drivers, light

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