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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at Oxy Vinyls in La Porte, Texas

DATE: 08/21/15

On August 21, 2015, at 8:30 p.m., an employee was starting a pump when an expansion joint failed, releasing sulfuric acid into the atmosphere. The employee inhaled sulfuric acid fumes as he was evacuating the area. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2015085986  
Date 08/21/2015  
UPA 1014512  
Primary NAICS 325211  
Nature 1960 Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect, unspecified
Part of Body 6 BODY SYSTEMS
Source 1115 Sulfuric acid
Secondary Source 3797 Pumps
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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