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Accident: 131489.015 - Employee Is Burned In Hydrochloric Acid Release

Accident: 131489.015 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 11/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1503269.01511/13/2020Jake Marshall, Llc
At 10:04 a.m. on November 13, 2020, Employee #1, employed by an industrial build ing construction company, was working at a multi-employer project, a chemical pr oduction plant. He was hot bolting a connection in an area of the plant where h ydrochloric acid was being generated. A release of hydrochloric acid from a gra phite nozzle connected to an AW234 heat exchanger occurred, and the employee sus tained chemical burns. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of hydrochloric acid burns to his right side underarm, buttocks, and leg.
Keywords: bolt, buttocks, chemical burn, chemical exposure, construction, heat exchanger, hydrochloric acid, leg, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1503269.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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