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Accident: 202613915 - Employee Suffers Slight Chemical Exposure

Accident: 202613915 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 08/15/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31594365408/16/20117997Comprehensive Club Management Inc
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on August 15, 2011, Employee #1 was refilling the chemical tanks in the basement mechanical room. The pool has a self feeding acid distribution system that regulates the PH level. The chemical distributor mistakenly delivered sodium hypochlorite instead of muriatic acid. The two chemicals were in the same sized containers and in similar packaging. The liquid sodium hypochlorite was added to the pool's muriatic acid feed tank in the basement mechanical room. There was about six gallons of acid remaining in the tank and one gallon of sodium hypochlorite was added. The two chemicals reacted forming chlorine gas. Employee #1 noticed a noxious odor and evacuated the basement quickly. Employee #1's exposure was short and his symptoms were limited to dizziness. Employee #1 was wearing goggles a half faced respirator with HEPA filters.
Keywords: pool, dizziness, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315943654 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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