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Accident: 201701950 - Employee Is Overcome When Pool Cleaning Chemicals React

Accident: 201701950 -- Report ID: 1054195 -- Event Date: 11/03/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30813918711/10/20056552Destination Sunriver Resort Inc
On November 3, 2005, Employee #1 and two coworkers were using a pool cleaning product to clean and scrape a lap pool at the Sage Springs Spa at the Destination Sunriver Resort, Inc. Employee #1 was the supervisor of his two coworkers. The product they were using, Red Devil TSP-90, was not removing the residue, so Employee #1 decided to add another product, which was labeled "chlorine granules." It reacted by foaming. Employee #1 told his coworkers to "get out of here and open the windows as you go." Employee #1 came out of the building a couple minutes later. He was visibly pale and coughing continuously. The general manager of the site suggested that emergency medical services be called, but Employee #1 declined and went home. He later went to the hospital, where he was initially kept overnight for observation. He remained at the hospital another night for treatment.
Keywords: lung, ppe, cleaning, inhalation, chlorine, pool, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, poisoning, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308139187 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Managers, marketing, advertising, & public rela.

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