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Accident: 201065687 - Employee'S Face And Arms Are Burned In Flash Fire

Accident: 201065687 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079174610/04/20023469Ferro Electronic Materials

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on September 16, 2002, Employee #1, with Ferro Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty parts and materials for the electronics industry, was operating a ball mill. He was transferring flammable liquids from one container to another when a flash fire erupted. Employee #1 was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns to his face and arms. The containers he was using did not have the proper bonding straps and he was not wearing the required personal protective equipment.

Keywords: burn, protective clothing, flammable liquid, ppe, work rules, fire, bonding, chemical reaction, arm, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300791746 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chemical technicians

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