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Explosion of a chlorine vessel, March 1, 1983.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 83-04, 1983 Jan; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
00234998
Abstract
This report concerns the death of a maintenance worker who was operating a chlorine (7782505) degunking processor when he suffered fatal injuries due to the explosion of a nearby main storage tank. He had been exposed to large quantities of chlorine. The company employed over 700 people and was built in the 1950s. The degunking process was an old one and was part of the on site waste treatment facility. The purpose of the process was to retrieve chlorine from waste material. The particular task being performed at the time of the explosion was a routine one of heating the waste material in one tank before siphoning off released gases.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; FACE-83-004; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Explosive-atmospheres; Toxic-gases
CAS No.
7782-50-5
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-147037
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-83-04
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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