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Accident: 201111010 - Chemical Exposure To 29 Employees

Accident: 201111010 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602373804/28/19989221Lacnty Sheriff'S Department
On April 15, 1998, Employee #29 assigned inmates to clean the Inmate dining room and kitchen area with Lime-Away (Phosphoric Acid). Following breakfast, at 7:10 a.m. on April 16, 1998, Employee #10 assigned inmates to clean the same floor with bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) diluted in hot water, at 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Gasses were emitted from the mixture of phosphoric acid and sodium hypochlorite and were carried throughout the ventilation system. This resulted in gasses permeating the administrative section of the south facility. Twenty nine employees in the administrative section and adjacent areas were affected by exposure to the gasses. Employee #10 and fifteen other employees were hospitalized. Employee #29 and twelve other employees were exposed but not hospitalized.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, sodium hypochlorite, phosphoric acid, chemical, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
2 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
3 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
4 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
5 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
6 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
7 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
8 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
9 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
10 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
11 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
12 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
13 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
14 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
15 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
16 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
17 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
18 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
19 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
20 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
21 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
22 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
23 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
24 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
25 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
26 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
27 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
28 126023738 Non Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers
29 126023738 Hospitalized injury Other Sheriffs, bailiffs, other law enforcement officers

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