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Accident: 972307 - Employees Injured By Exposure To Poisonous Gas

Accident: 972307 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 01/10/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563783903/18/19917299Seven Oaks Reception Center
Employees #2, #3, and #4 were cleaning up after a reception when Employee #3 decided to mix cleaning products together to increase their cleaning strength. One of the products had a warning not to mix it with chlorine bleach. This warning was ignored, resulting in the formation of a poisonous gas. When Employee #5 noticed the fumes, she called Employee #1. Employee #5 then entered the area with the poisonous gas, placed the mixture in a sink, and started running water into it. Employee #1 arrived before the fumes had been exhausted. The fire department was called and transported Employees #1 through #5 to the nearest hospital, where all were treated and released.
Keywords: work rules, cleaning, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, gas, chlorine, air contamination, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105637839 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Waiters and waitresses
2 105637839 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation
3 105637839 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Waiters and waitresses
4 105637839 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Waiters and waitresses
5 105637839 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation

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