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Accident: 81690.015 - Five Employees Become Ill After Exposure To Gas From Chlorin

Accident: 81690.015 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 08/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1112158.01508/12/2015Wa317937532 - Pacific Hide & Fur Depot Dba Pacific Hide &
At 9:45 p.m. on August 12, 2015, five employees were taken to the hospital after a chlorine tank was crushed by a compactor/shreading maching and a yellow cloud came out. Four employees were admitted and one released. One of the admitted em ployees received cardiac arrest and died. Employees of other nearby businesses w ere also affected. Multiple emergency agencies responded.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, chlorine, inhalation, respiratory
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1112158.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported
2 1112158.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported
3 1112158.015 44 M Fatality Occupation not reported
4 1112158.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported
5 1112158.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported

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