HYDROCHLORIC ACID SPILL – SAN ANTONIO, TX
Hazardous material storage can sometimes create dangerous situations at the workplace. A hydrochloric acid spill has occurred in San Antonio, TX at Blue Line Corporation, a manufacturer of inorganic salts based in San Antonio. Authorities were alerted the morning of Friday, August 16 after 200 gallons of hydrochloric acid, a corrosive substance, was spilled at the facility. No one was injured, although two reported feeling ill. The hazardous material was contained without incident.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL STORAGE
Certain substances, such as hydrochloric acid, can be highly dangerous. Hydrochloric acid is not only corrosive, but also fumes. Breathing in these fumes can cause adverse health effects, so it’s important to limit exposure to the substance. Hazardous material storage should be designed to minimize these risks, even containing spilled substances so that personnel and visitors are not at risk. Mechanical ventilation can serve to minimize the amount of fumes within your storage area by exchanging the air, regularly bringing fresh air into your personnel’s breathing zone. Proper storage of hydrochloric acid is critical and heeding pertinent regulations can prevent hazardous incidents.
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