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Accident: 802330 - Inhalation Of Sulfuric Acid Vapors

Accident: 802330 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10783958101/18/19902621Bowater, Inc., Carolina Division
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10784516602/07/19904213Schwerman Trucking Co.
At approximately 8:55 a.m. on January 11, 1990, Employee #1 transferred sulfuric acid into a holding tank through a cargo tank truck transfer. Approximately 14 gallons of caustic was transferred before the valves were turned off. Employee #1 was affected by the sulfuric acid vapor from the holding tank. He proceeded from the second floor to the first floor to investigate what was causing the emission. Employee #1 vomited on the way to the infirmary and was provided oxygen and a medical examination. Neither the truck driver delivering the caustic, nor other employees stationed inside receiving the chemical were affected.
Keywords: tank truck, valve, sulfuric acid, oxygen, vapor, caustic, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107839581 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 107845166 Occupation Not Listed

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