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Accident: 767715 - Employees Overexposed To Acid Fumes From Overcharged Battery

Accident: 767715 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10356049607/31/19915311Wal-Mart Store #142
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 29, 1991, Employees #1 through #8 reported for work. The employees were at their respective departments when they began to experience headaches, sore throats, and teary eyes. Sulfuric acid from a cracked battery that had been left to charge overnight had boiled over during the charging process and entered the building's ventilation system through a hole directly above the stairwell where the charging was being done. The City of Texarkana's Emergency Response Team was contacted for assistance. Employees #1 through #8 were hospitalized at Red River Hospital.
Keywords: battery, throat, emergency response, headache, battery charger, inhalation, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, overexposure, sulfuric acid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 103560496 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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