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Accident: 201857687 - Employees Are Injured In Chlorine Release

Accident: 201857687 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 07/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30911671307/31/20053341Audubon Metals Llc
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 30, 2005, a chlorine line rupture occurred at Audubon Metals. Workers were making ingot when the operator at furnace #2 smelled chlorine and noticed a greenish cloud in the air. He put on his half-face respirator, called his supervisor and maintenance, and then shut off the chlorine valve. Most employees were evacuated; however, some remained inside the building to contain a molten metal release. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized for treatment of illnesses due to chlorine exposure.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, chlorine, molten metal, respiratory tract, spill, chemical vapor, poisoning, chemical, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309116713 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
2 309116713 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators
3 309116713 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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