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Accident: 202475711 - Employee Is Exposed To Chlorine Gas

Accident: 202475711 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 01/20/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266036802/13/20092865Heraeus Metal Processing Llc
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on January 20, 2009, Employee #1, a chemical operator, was extracting platinum using sodium chlorate, which can give off chlorine gas if endpoints are overshot. He was not wearing a respirator or a face shield. Employee #1 was hospitalized for exposure to chlorine gas.
Keywords: burn, eye, lung, ppe, chlorine, chemical burn, chemical vapor, face, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312660368 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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