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Accident: 202599528 - Seventeen Employees Are Exposed To Chlorine Dioxide

Accident: 202599528 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348047709/17/20090723Earthbound Farm Holdings
On September 15, 2009, the ER was conducting a start-up of a new chlorine dioxide disinfectant for food processing, when the concentration was ramped up. The residual organics reacted with the chlorine dioxide stream and created chlormines; a probable effect of under chlorination. This water mist, which was irritating, was breathed in by the employee. Seventeen employees were treated and released by the local hospitals.
Keywords: lung, inhalation, chlorine dioxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313480477 Occupation not reported

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