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Accident: 100106.015 - Employee Is Splashed With Chemical Mixture And Suffers Burns

Accident: 100106.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272478.01510/24/2017Country Pure Foods, Inc.
At 12:02 p.m. on October 9, 2017, an employee was working as a blender. The employee was closing a valve on a cleaning and sanitation system and the sulfuric sprayed out of the valve and contacted the rubber type apron he was wearing. The chemical splashed from the apron onto his pant legs and into his boot. The employee washed himself at a nearby wash station and changed his clothes. The employee reported the incident to his supervisor and later went to a hospital where he was admitted with second and third degree chemical burn injuries to his lower left leg.
Keywords: sulfuric acid, pressure piping, leg, lockout/tagout, chemical burn, chemical, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1272478.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical)

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