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Accident: 118314.015 - Employee Burns Eye When Sprayed In Face With Propane

Accident: 118314.015 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 07/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413964.01507/10/2019Suburban Propane, Lp
At 1:30 p.m. on July 9, 2019, an employee was performing a transfer of propane w ith a methanol additive into an underground tank. The employee was wearing leath er gloves and safety glasses. The employee connected the hose, opened the bleede r and did not hear a release, and began the transfer of propane when he was spra yed in the eyes with propane. The employee was hospitalized to treat cryogenic b urns to his left eye.
Keywords: chemical burn, connecting, delivery work, eye, fuel truck, glove, goggles, hose, methyl alcohol, off loading, propane, sprayed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1413964.015 40 M Non Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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