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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at TETRA Technologies Inc. in Orla, Texas
Two employees were transferring rinsate from a chemical tote to frac tanks using a bucket. Approximately six hours later, both employees stated that they felt winded with slightly strained breathing. One of the employees was hospitalized due to strained breathing and low oxygen levels.
|Nature||1963||Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect|
|Part of Body||6||BODY SYSTEMS|
|Source||19||Chemicals and chemical products, n.e.c.|
|Event||5521||Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode|
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