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Accident: 760371 - 4 Employees Overcome When They Inhaled Chlorine Gas

Accident: 760371 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 09/23/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1529750009/24/19879511City Of Greensboro, White Street Landfill
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1529752609/25/19879224Engine Company #8, City Of Greensbor Fire Dept.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1529750009/24/19879511City Of Greensboro, White Street Landfill
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:45 PM ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1987, THREE EMPLOYEES OF THE NORTH BUFFALO POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY AT 2000 WHITE STREET IN GREENSBORO WERE OVERCOME WHEN THEY WERE EXPOSED TO CHLORINE GAS LEAKING FROM A ONE TON CYLINDER. THE PLANT IS A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY OPERATED BY THE CITY OF GREENSBORO. THE THREE EMPLOYEES WERE TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. ONE FIRE FIGHTER FROM THE GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO EXPOSED. HE WAS ALSO TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.
Keywords: firefighter, respiratory, inhalation, waste proc fac, chlorine, toxic fumes, gas leak, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15297500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 15297500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
3 15297526 Non Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
4 15297500 Non Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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