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Accident: 811489 - 3 Employees Exposed To Chlorine Gas

Accident: 811489 -- Report ID: 0257220 -- Event Date: 01/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10806814901/14/19914952Aaa Planta Tratamiento Aguas Usadas Caguas
THE EMPLOYEES WERE ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE AN EMPTY 2,000 POUND CLOROX CYLINDER. THE OPERATOR OPENED THE VALVE WIDER THAN HE WAS SUPPOSED TO, ALLOWING CHLORINE GAS TO BE RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. THREE EMPLOYEES WERE AFFECTED, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION. (PUERTO RICO)
Keywords: respiratory, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, chlorine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108068149 Non Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 108068149 Non Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Water and sewage treatment plant operators
3 108068149 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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