[Acute hydrogen sulfite intoxication: report of three lethal cases occurred at a Senegalese chemical plant].

@article{Mbaye2003AcuteHS,
  title={[Acute hydrogen sulfite intoxication: report of three lethal cases occurred at a Senegalese chemical plant].},
  author={Ibrahima Mbaye and I Ntunzimbona and Mohamed Soumah and Moussé Ndoye Sow},
  journal={Dakar medical},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          128-30
        }
}
We report an hydrogen sulfite intoxication which occurred in a Senegalese chemical plant and which lead to the death of three temporary workers in charge of cleaning up the pumping basin of seawater. Hydogen sulfite was generated by the decomposition of seaweeds and other inorganic compounds. Agitation of water due to human presence increased the air concentration at very high levels. The death of workers trying to rescue their colleagues was due to their ignorance of key elementary prevention… CONTINUE READING