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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 595942 - Forty-Four Employees Exposed To Hazardous Chemical Release

Accident: 595942 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 07/27/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622077507/28/19951796Suitt Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622076707/28/19951541Gulf States Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622077507/28/19951796Suitt Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622076707/28/19951541Gulf States Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622077507/28/19951796Suitt Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622076707/28/19951541Gulf States Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622077507/28/19951796Suitt Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10622076707/28/19951541Gulf States Inc.
At approximately 12:25 p.m. on July 27, 1995, Employees #1 through #44 were in their lunch area eating their lunches and were caught in a vapor cloud of hydrogen chloride formed when a pump containing phosphorous trichloride failed and leaked into a dike containing puddles of water. The employees were evacuated to their designated assembly point and were transported by buses and ambulances to the area hospitals and admitted. Employees #1 through #44 sustained lung irritations.
Keywords: leak, lung, inhalation, equipment failure, toxic fumes, pump, vapor, hydrogen chloride, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
5 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
6 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
7 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
8 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
9 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
10 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
11 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
12 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
13 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
14 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
15 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
16 106220775 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
17 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
18 106220767 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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