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Accident: 130948.015 - Employee Dies After Suffering Caustic Chemical Burn On Legs

Accident: 130948.015 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 07/23/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501145.01511/04/20202299146730 - Cv Industries, Inc.
On July 23, 2020, an employee was working at a broadwoven fabric mill. It market ed fabrics to furniture manufacturers and distributors. According to the "Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner", the employee suffered a caustic chemical burn on his right thigh and lower legs while at work on July 23, 2020. The area was rinsed with water and reportedly seen at occupational therapy the following day and several times afterwards. On August 2, 2020, the employee started treat ment at the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbarics. On September 4, 2020, he went in for a skin graft to the area and started to have complicatio ns. He started antibiotics on September 10, 2020, after he was screened positive for sepsis. His status worsened on September 18, 2020. He went into ventricular tachycardia and lost his pulse. Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, caustic, chemical burn, heart, infection, leg, ppe, skin, thigh, ventricle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1501145.015 67 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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