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Accident: 1000181 - Employee Suffers Acid Splash On Face And Eye

Accident: 1000181 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1850356501/29/19905169Worth Chemical Corp.
On January 27, 1990, Employee #1, plant manager of the Worth Chemical Plant, was unloading a tank car of muriatic acid. He attempted to stop a leak on a gasket at the top of the car. The car was pressurized at the time. He was turning a bolt with a wrench to tighten the gasket when a large piece of the gasket came loose, spraying him with acid. He had to run approximately 150 ft to a locker room to wash off the acid. The local safety shower had been valved off the night before to prevent freezing. He suffered acid burns to his face and eye, which required outpatient treatment at a local hospital.
Keywords: eye, maintenance, gasket, railroad tank car, work rules, equipment failure, chemical burn, off loading, face, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18503565 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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