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Accident: 884734 - Three Employees Inhale Hydrogen Chloride

Accident: 884734 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 12/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11120302212/06/19893339Titanium Metals Corp Of America
A titanium tetrachloride spill occurred when all personnel involved failed to realize that a reactor used for the production of titanium was cold. This caused titanium tetrachloride to pass through the reactor--a heated reactor with molten magnesium would have blocked the titanium tetrachloride. Timet Employees #1 through #3, all tappers, were exposed to hydrogen chloride inhalation with zero visibility caused by titanium dioxide.
Keywords: respiratory, reactor, hydrogen chloride, work rules, inhalation, spill, inattention, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111203022 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111203022 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111203022 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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