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Accident: 739623 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest After Acid Splash

Accident: 739623 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 02/17/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1860273002/18/19862819Pennwalt Corporation

Employee #1 was placing the #6 water condenser back on line, leaving the drain valve open while he opened a valve under the condenser. Hydrofluoric acid suddentl drained into the catch basin/drain system, and splashed the employee. He suffered first- and second-degree burns and later died of cardiac arrest.

Keywords: heart, open valve, hydrofluoric acid, work rules, cardiac arrest, chemical burn, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18602730 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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