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Accident: 783332 - Several Employees Hospitalized After Exposure To Chlorine

Accident: 783332 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/20/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10433437009/11/19909224Bowling Green Central Fire Dept
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10433436209/12/19904939Bowling Green Municipal Utilities
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10433437009/11/19909224Bowling Green Central Fire Dept
Utilities employees changed out 1-ton chlorine tanks and did not turn off the used tank. Chlorine was released into the area. Utilities and fire department personnel responded and were exposed to chlorine. Employees #2 through #4 were hospitalized. Employees #1, #5, and #6 were not.
Keywords: work rules, chlorine, overexposure, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104334370 Non Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
2 104334362 Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
3 104334362 Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
4 104334362 Non Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
5 104334362 Hospitalized injury Other Water and sewage treatment plant operators
6 104334370 Non Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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