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Accident: 201703519 - Janitor Mixes Two Incompatible Chemicals, Causes Illness

Accident: 201703519 -- Report ID: 1054195 -- Event Date: 07/31/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31592782208/02/20122022Columbia River Processing Inc
On July 31, 2012, Employee #1 dumped the remaining fluid from several 55-gallon drums of cleaning fluids into a drain. The incompatible chemicals reacted, releasing chlorine gas and sickened Employee #1. He was admitted to the hospital for two days. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 did not follow the established drum cleaning procedures.
Keywords: janitor, drain pipe, inhalation, chlorine, cleaning fluid, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315927822 Hospitalized injury Other Janitors and cleaners

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