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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at Total Safety U. S., Inc. in Texas City, Texas

DATE: 09/07/16

An employee was threading and preparing to install a fire water pipe when several employees began to experience respiratory irritation. A visible plume of hydrofluoric acid gas was in the vicinity. The crew began evacuating the unit and an employee was hospitalized for treatment.

Report ID 2016098467  
Date 09/07/2016  
UPA 1134480  
Inspection 1176452  
Primary NAICS 238990  
Nature 1963 Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect
Part of Body 6 BODY SYSTEMS
Source 1113 Hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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