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Inspection: 120462742 - E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. (May Plant)

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 120462742Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 05/19/1992

E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. (May Plant)
Hwy. #1
Lugoff, SC 29020
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2824/Manmade Organic Fibers, Except Cellulosic
Mailing: P. O. Box 7000, Camden, SC 29020

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/21/1992
Close Case:06/16/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360497309    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 675421Event: 05/18/1992Employees Suffer Eye And Nose Irritation From Chlorine
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 18, 1992, a contractor began pumping a new biocide (containing biomine) into an air scrubber system. Ten minutes later the contractor sampled the water for free halogen. The level was too high and the pump was turned off. At this time, calls came in complaining of a chlorine smell. The contractor flooded the system with water, then added disodium sulfite, which immediately neutralized the system. Meanwhile, the fire and disaster alarms had been pulled. Approximately 200 employees were evacuated, suffering burning eyes and noses. The fire brigade was suited up in full gear to do search and rescue. The Dupont EMTs set up triage and took vital signs. Some employees were given oxygen. Employees #1 through #24 were transported to the hospital for evaluation and then released. No employees were hospitalized or treated.
Keywords: eye, vapor, nose, chlorine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 120462742 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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