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Accident: 202510459 - Employee Suffers From Chlorine Gas Exposure

Accident: 202510459 -- Report ID: 0950663 -- Event Date: 02/08/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681995202/14/20141541Corey Delta Constructors
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on February 8, 2014, Employee #1, of Corey Delta Constructors Company, a K2 Pure Solutions operator, was depressurizing a line that contained chlorine gas. Two attempts were made to depressurize the line. The first attempt resulted in a small chlorine release and employees having to evacuate to shelter and the second attempt resulted in the employee opening a valve upstream of the 2 in. bleed valve releasing chlorine gas through an open flange connection downstream exposing coworkers, and requiring a plant evacuation. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for inhalation exposure to chlorine gas.
Keywords: inhalation, gas, chlorine, valve, evacuation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316819952 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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