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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at Harcros Chemicals, Inc. in Dallas, Texas

DATE: 05/08/19

An employee was using a forklift to unload a pallet of 55-gallon drums from a tractor trailer. A 55-gallon drum containing hydrofluoric acid was leaking and the acid was released into the air. The employee was hospitalized for exposure to the acid including lung and throat injuries.

Report ID 2019054676  
Date 05/08/2019  
UPA 1454021  
Inspection 1403586  
Primary NAICS 424690  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1113 Hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid
Secondary Source 2112 Barrels, drums-except pressurized
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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