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Accident: 996876 - Employees Hospitalized After Release Of Hydrochloric Acid

Accident: 996876 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 10/12/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10407175810/13/19883432Delta Faucet Company
Two employees were re-charging the deionizer in the plating department. The employees mixed hydrochloric acid with sulfuric acid, which heated up and gave off hydrochloric acid. All employees evacuated the building. The fire department and EMS arrived to treat any injured persons. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were admitted to the Decatur County Hospital for observation. Employees re-entered the building approximately 30 minutes after the accident. No monitoring was performed.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, inhalation, chemical reaction, sulfuric acid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104071758 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
2 104071758 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.
3 104071758 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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