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Accident: 14214670 - Nitric Acid And Alcohol In Container Erupted; Worker Burned

Accident: 14214670 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 02/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1842593402/13/19863562Hoover Universal Ball & Roller Bearing Division
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MIXING A SOLUTION OF 95% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL AND 5% NITRIC ACID. THE CONTAINER SUDDENLY ERUPTED, CAUSING THE SOLUTION TO SPLASH INTO THE EMPLOYEE'S EYES, FACE AND OTHER BODY PARTS. HE RECEIVED ACID BURNS WHERE THE SOLUTION TOUCHED HIS SKIN.
Keywords: eye, alcohol, chemical reaction, chemical burn, nitric acid, face, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18425934 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Production inspectors, checkers and examiners

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