Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 116613.015 - Employee Incurs Chemical Burn To Eye While Pouring Drain Cle

Accident: 116613.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1404052.01505/29/2019Jc Resorts Llc Dba Surf And Sand Resort

At 9:45 a.m. on March 2, 2019, an employee arrived in the banquet room kitchen w ith two coworkers to clear a drain. The coworkers assisted the employee in movin g a double-door refrigerator to access the floor sink beneath. The employee was positioned between the refrigerator and the wall and with the assistance of one of his coworkers was snaking the drain, which allowed the standing water to drai n out of the sink. He then proceeded to pour corrosive drain cleaner containing sodium hydroxide directly from the container into the drain without donning any PPE, at which point it splattered back out and struck him on the right side of h is face into his eye. The other worker was not injured. He was taken to an eyewa sh station and transported to the hospital, where he was admitted. The employee incurred chemical burns to the right side of his face and cheek and a corneal bu rn of his right eye with some vision impairment.

Keywords: burn, caustic, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, clogged, corrosive, drain pipe, eye, face, goggles, injury illness prevention program, maintenance, ppe, pipe, plumbing, protective clothing, sodium hydroxide

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1404052.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.