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Accident: 114735.015 - Employee Is Sprayed With Hmd When Valve Is Left Open

Accident: 114735.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 03/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387516.01503/21/2019Ascend Performance Materials Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on March 13, 2019, an employee was working for a manufacturer of basic organic chemicals. He was opening a valve to permit the flow of hexamethylenediamine (HMD). The valve had been actuated to rinse and purge feed lines. It had been left open by the previous shift. The employee forgot to check valve positions before opening the HMD flow valve. He was sprayed with HMD, and he suffered second-degree burns to his groin. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: pelvis, penis, shut-off valve, valve, burn, chemical burn, leg, open valve, hip, caustic, sprayed, thigh, abdomen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387516.015 72 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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