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Heinicke Aeronautics; Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida | 1986-Jan-29

Initial Notification: On January 29, 1986, a worker at Heinicke Aeronautics, an aircraft parts plant in Miami, Florida, was mixing approximately 10 gallons of sulfuric acid, ammonium hydroxide, and a third unknown which may have been phosphoric acid in a 55-gallon drum when the mixture began to smoke and give off heat. The Hollywood Fire Department was notified and the worker was sent to the hospital with symptoms of a sore throat and coughing up blood. USCG district 7.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Sulfuric acid, ammonium hydroxide, and possibly phosphoric acid
Latitude (approximate): 25° 47.51′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 16.30′ West