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Accident: 885095 - Two Employees Injured During Chlorine Gas Leak

Accident: 885095 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 10/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119569910/03/19909512City Of Reno - Parks & Receration Division
Employee #1, a lifeguard at a city pool, detected a leak in the chlorine gas treatment system. As he attempted to shut off the cylinder, he was sprayed in the face by the material. He was not wearing a respirator when he entered the room, nor were formal policies and procedures in place to handle such events. Employee #2 was injured while evacuating patrons. Both employees were treated and released from a local hospital.
Keywords: work rules, inhalation, equipment failure, chlorine, pool, gas leak, toxic fumes, accidental discharge, evacuation, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111195699 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111195699 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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