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Inspection: 15297526 - Engine Company #8, City Of Greensbor Fire Dept.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 15297526Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 09/25/1987

Engine Company #8, City Of Greensbor Fire Dept.
2201 South Chapman Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/1987
Close Case:09/25/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360261556    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 760371Event: 09/23/19874 Employees Overcome When They Inhaled Chlorine Gas
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:45 PM ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1987, THREE EMPLOYEES OF THE NORTH BUFFALO POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY AT 2000 WHITE STREET IN GREENSBORO WERE OVERCOME WHEN THEY WERE EXPOSED TO CHLORINE GAS LEAKING FROM A ONE TON CYLINDER. THE PLANT IS A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY OPERATED BY THE CITY OF GREENSBORO. THE THREE EMPLOYEES WERE TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. ONE FIRE FIGHTER FROM THE GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO EXPOSED. HE WAS ALSO TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.
Keywords: firefighter, respiratory, inhalation, waste proc fac, chlorine, toxic fumes, gas leak, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15297526 Non Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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