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Accident: 201113545 - Employee Injured When Exposed To Chlorine Gas Cylinder Leak

Accident: 201113545 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/22/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12030964608/30/20012911Equilon Enterprises
On August 22, 2001, Employee #1 was employed by Equilon Enterprises. Employee #1 was exposed to an acute hazardous substance, chlorine gas, while changing the regulator on a one-ton gas cylinder. Employee #1 experienced acute chlorine exposure symptoms, eye and throat irritation, intense coughing and vomiting, as a result of the inhalation of chlorine gas. Employee #1 was in the hospital for approximately three days.
Keywords: eye, throat, cylinder, gas, chlorine, poisoning, cough, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120309646 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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