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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 ba sic organic chemicals. He was opening a valve to permit the flow of hexamethylen ediamine (HMD). The valve had been actuated to rinse and purge feed lines. It ha d been left open by the previous shift. The employee forgot to check valve posit ions before opening the HMD flow valve. He was sprayed with HMD, and he suffered second-degree burns to his groin. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: abdomen, burn, caustic, chemical burn, hip, leg, open valve, pelvis, penis, shut-off valve, sprayed, thigh, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387516.015 72 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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