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13884 Chemical accident in Switzerland with trimethylhexamethylene diamine
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General accident information
Class/Quality * * *
Year 1997
Summary Release of hardener from
Damaged drum by fork lift
Country CH
Chemicals Trimethylhexamethylene diamine
Cause Human-failure
Fatalities/Injuries 0 / 1
Occurrences or events Clean, Drive, Fire fighting/Emergency response, Penetrate/Puncture,
Pollution/Contamination, Release
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Date : 1997 0612

A drum/barrel with 20/kg hardener HY 2995 containing trimethylhexamethylendiamine with a concentration of 40-52% was damaged by a fork lift truck and leaked. The fire brigade stopped the leaking resin with binding agent. The warehouse was cleared and aired by an exhauster.
The man working on the fork lift truck was not wounded. The leaked drum (barrel), two contaminated barrels and the binding agent went to the waste disposal.

Ein Fass mit 20/Kg Hardener HY 2995 (40-52% Trimethylhexymethylendiamin) wurde durch einen Gabelstapler mit schwenkbarer Gabel leckgeschlagen und lief aus. Die alarmierte Feuerwehr bindet das ausgelaufene Harz mittels Chemikalienbinder. Die betroffene Lagerhalle wird ger??umt und mit einem Exhaustor gel??ftet. Der ins Spital ??berf??hrte Gabelstapler-Fahrer wurde schon nach kurzer Zeit wieder entlassen (ohne Befund). Das lecke Fass, 2 kontaminierte F??sser und der Chemikalienbinder wurden entsorgt.

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