Type B Accident Investigation of the June 7, 2005, Acid Vapor Inhalation in TA-48, Building RC-1 Room 402 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

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September 27, 2005

During the afternoon of June 7, 2005, two postdoctoral (postdoc) employees working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) inhaled acid vapors generated by the use of aqua regia (a mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acids) to clean glassware on a laboratory benchtop.