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Accident: 201494275 - Six Employees Are Exposed When Sanitizing Tanks Overflow

Accident: 201494275 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 11/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31291850111/05/20102099Lyons Magnus, Inc.
At 2:40 a.m. on November 4, 2010, six employees of Lyons Magnus, Inc. in Fresno, California, were exposed to a mixture of chlorine and acid from two 30 gallon holding tanks used for sanitizing. The six employees had been working inside the food processing area of the building when the tanks overflowed, forming a vapor cloud of sodium hypochlorite. The employees had difficulty in breathing and were coughing while in the course of their normal duties. All six employees were transported to Saint Agnes Hospital for treatment and were released.
Keywords: vapor, sodium hypochlorite, inhalation, chlorine, overexposure, tank, cough
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 312918501 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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