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Death from Pool Chlorine—An Unusual Case
Associate medical examiner,
Metropolitan Dade County Medical Examiner Department,
Dade County Medical Examiner Department,
(Received 29 June 1987; accepted 14 July 1987)
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.
pathology and biology, sodium hypochlorite, death, sodium hydroxide, chlorine, corrosive
Paper ID: JFS12494J
Title Death from Pool Chlorine—An Unusual Case
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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