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Accident: 100379.015 - Employee Sustains Chemical Burns While Cleaning Out A Pressu

Accident: 100379.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 10/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274402.01511/01/2017Jeneil Biotech, Inc.
At 9:15 a.m. on October 25, 2017, an employee was working for a manufacturer of spices and extracts. The facility had a glass fermentation vessel used for distilling a dairy byproduct. He was cleaning this chemical reaction vessel and he was not paying attention to fluid levels. A safety valve opened and released hot cleaning liquid onto him. He sustained thermal burns and possibly some chemical irritation. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: pressure release, chemical, chemical burn, cleaning, pressure vessel, chemical reaction, burn, work rules, process safety, vessel--container
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274402.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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