Skip to comments.CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak [sickened nearly 200 people]
Posted on 12/06/2012 4:16:40 PM PST by grundle
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday.
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Here’s a point of general advice - if you don’t know what a chemical is, don’t pour a strong oxidiser like bleach into it.
At a Tyson chicken plant of all places...... Who would’a thunk it.....
I’m assuming the emp was African or Asian, because EVERYTHING these days in the US has Espanol text. Unless he was an illiterate Hispanic.
Chances are, the guy has no idea what an “oxidizer” is, and hell, probably not what bleach is either. lol
“Tyson Foods disputed the report, saying federal investigators misidentified the worker who caused the accident. Company spokesman Gary Mickelson told The Associated Press the worker who mixed the chemicals speaks English as his primary language and was able to read the label, but didn’t.”
foreigners and politicians and democrats are chewing on my hemorrhoids. they will git us all killed for sure
No sympathy here, You reap what you sow.
That’s very possible. In my career I witnessed many highly paid union factory employees do stupid stuff, including 2 deaths.
That stuck out to me as well. Tyson’s defense is that they didn’t hire an illiterate, they hired an idiot.
Considering their trade with the Yankees, I’ll bet Tyler Chicken has even bigger issues.
I’ve never seen one of those labels printed in fewer than 3 languages. And even if he couldn’t read, he should at least have seen the symbols on it. This sounds like a very flimsy excuse.
Tyson Foods disputed the report, saying federal investigators misidentified the worker who caused the accident.”
It wasn’t the non-English-speaker, it was the idiot.
I guess that does shift blame from Tyson’s to the employee.
This is Tyson, they pretty much only hire muslims.
Amazing numbers of Somalis and similar popping up in the US.
Notice that he lived through it ~ the chemical terms on the label, etc. are the same in all languages.
I would guess Sabotage. Then again, human stupidity may be more vast than the Universe...
This was an Arkansas situation, so you’ll never see a highly paid union employee do anything at all there.
UAW guys with 30 yrs experience can be just as stupid as any fresh off the boat Somali, I’m sure, LOL.
Bet he had no difficulty voting for his Dear Leader. He’s killing us twice, chemistry 001; and his choice of candidates.