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Accident: 113078.015 - Employee Sustains Burns During Cryostat Flash Fire

Accident: 113078.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 01/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374589.01501/29/2019Compunet Clinical Laboratories, Llc
At 12:50 p.m. on January 25, 2019, an employee was working for a medical testing laboratory. He was operating a cryostat. He was flash freezing a chuck (tissue holder) of human tissue in preparation for cutting in order to make histology sl ides. The freeze spray ignited. The employee sustained burns to his face and nec k from the flames. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, equipment operator, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1374589.015 30 M Hospitalized injury

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