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Accident: 123782.015 - Employee Incurs Burns When Chemical Process Vessel Erupts

Accident: 123782.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 01/22/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1460386.01502/04/2020Materion Advanced Materials Group Inc.
At 2:20 p.m. on January 22, 2020, an employee was adding dextrose to a heated ve ssel containing caustic, water and silver nitrate. The employee added the dextro se too quickly causing an exothermic reaction which resulted in the solution eru pting. The employee incurred burns on his left ankle, right arm, back, chest, fa ce and right leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: ankle, arm, back, burn, caustic, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chest, corrosive, face, heat, lack of work procedures, leg, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, ppe, ppe ha
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1460386.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians

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