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Accident: 14203202 - Five Employees Burned By Hydrochloric Acid

Accident: 14203202 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 11/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
312434412/20/19853679Tektronix, Inc.
On November 26, 1985, Employee #3 was performing a dry-run demonstration of chemical dispensing for Employees #1, 2, 4, and 5 who were on a safety tour. He reached for the 0.75-in. GSR Rig Sloane Schedule 80 PVC true union ball valve handle, barely touching it when the valve began spraying acid. Employees within a ten-ft radius of the valve were sprayed. Employees #1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 suffered burns and eye irritation. The valve was removed and disposed of prior to this investigation. The cause of the accident was not determined.
Keywords: chest, eye, hydrochloric acid, valve, chemical burn, face, spraying rig, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3124344 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 3124344 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 3124344 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
4 3124344 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
5 3124344 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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