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Inspection: 102092368 - Wendy'S Restaurant
Inspection Information - Office: Utah
Report ID: 0854910
Open Date: 08/11/1986
3242 South State Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5812/Eating Places
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 691105
Inhaled Chlorine Vapors From Cleaning Compounds
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN A GREASY SPILL ON THE FLOOR WITH WATER. HE ADDED BLEACH (CLOROX) AND PHOSPHORIC ACID (LIME-A-WAY) TO THE WATER. THE RESULTING CHEMICAL REACTION RELEASED IRRITATING VAPORS (CHLORINE) WHICH AFFECTED THE RESPIRATORY TRACT OF EMPLOYEE #1. EMPLOYEE #2 AND TWO OTHERS CAME TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND WERE ALSO OVERCOME BY THE VAPORS. ALL FOUR WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN ON THE JOB FOR FOUR MONTHS. TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES IS ON-THE-JOB AND ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE TRAINER.
respiratory, cleaning, inhalation, chlorine, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, chemical
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