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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 638916 - Employees Hospitalized When Exposed To Gas Cloud

Accident: 638916 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 07/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11393946607/21/19947011Marriott International Dba Westchester Marriott
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working in a hotel laundry room. Employee #1 was emptying the remnants of 55 gallon chemical drums. Employees #2 and #3 were folding linen. When Employee #1 emptied the chemicals into a floor drum instead of into their respective drums, two chemicals--Liquid Hi-Chlor (liquid sodium hypochlorite) and Tri-Liqui Sour (commercial laundry sour)--reacted and created a yellow-green gas cloud. Employees #1 through #3 evacuated the area. Employee #2 returned, then left again. EMS was called, and Employees #1, #2, and #3 were all transported and admitted to Westchester County Medical Center.
Keywords: work rules, chemical reaction, overexposure, hotel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 113939466 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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