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Inspection: 1624113 - Hall Buck Marine Services Co

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1624113Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 08/09/1984

Hall Buck Marine Services Co
Coke Terminal Facilities West End Of Gsu Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 35, Burnside, LA 70738

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/1984
Close Case:08/09/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360551303    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14259683Event: 08/09/1984Employees Inhaled Toxic Vapors; Thought To Be Chlorine Gas
AT 7:40 AM ON AUGUST 9, 1984, EMPLOYEES #1 THRU #15 WERE WORKING AT A MARINE TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION SITE WEST OF G.S.U. RD. IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. THERE WAS SOME MORNING FOG. A GRAY CLOUD WAS SEEN NORTH OF THE WORKSITE. THE CLOUD APPEARED TO MOVE TOWARD THE RIVER AND THEN TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST, DIRECTLY ACROSS THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. 15 EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, WHERE THEY WERE TREATED AND RELEASED. NO SIREN OR ALARM WAS HEARD BY ANYONE ON THE SITE. THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR HAD PERFORMED HYDROGEN SULFIDE AND METHANE DETECTION TESTS AT THE WORKSITE PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT. THESE TESTS PROVED NEGATIVE. THE ORIGIN OF THE CLOUD REMAINS UNDETERMINED.
Keywords: alarm, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, chlorine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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