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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.

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