Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close