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Accident: 144717.015 - Employee Incurs Chemical Burns While Cleaning Up Caustic Spi

Accident: 144717.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 12/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1584584.01502/17/2022Djr Associates, L.L.C.

At 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 2021, an employee was operating a forklift to carry caustic chemical. While moving the chemical, the employee was distracted and pu nctured a tote creating a hazardous spill. While attempting to clean up the spil l, the employee and a coworker assisting him were splashed by the chemical. The employee incurred chemical burns to his eyes, legs and feet and required hospita lization.

Keywords: caustic, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, cleaning, corrosive, distracted, distracted driving, eye, foot, forklift, hand, industrial truck, leg, ppe, ppe hazard assessment, powered industrial vehicle, punct

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1584584.015 56 M Hospitalized injury

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