Death from Pool Chlorine—An Unusual Case

    Volume 33, Issue 3 (May 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Rao, VJ
    Associate medical examiner, Metropolitan Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL

    Hearn, WL
    Laboratory director, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL

    (Received 29 June 1987; accepted 14 July 1987)

    Abstract

    A tank truck containing bulk pool chlorinating solution overturned. A man was trapped beneath the truck, and a ruptured seam in the tank released a continuous flow of sodium hypochlorite over him. He survived for 10 min as the caustic solution extensively eroded soft tissue exposed to the chemical flow.


    Paper ID: JFS12494J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12494J

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