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Accident: 201361136 - Employee Exposed To Hydrogen Sulfide Died

Accident: 201361136 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 02/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30239564502/28/20002869Morton International Inc
Employee #1 was adding sodium hydrosulfide to the magnesium chloride measuring tanks in order to improve the quality of the liquid polymer in the polymer reactor. Employee #1 had completed adding sodium hydrosulfide to the south tank and had started adding it to the north tank when he was overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, overexposure, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302395645 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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