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Accident: 14336101 - Employee Killed When Burned By Hot Liquid

Accident: 14336101 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10901351606/09/19952819Alcoa Alumina & Chemicals, L.L.C
Employee #1 was in close proximity to a pilot test being run to precipitate aluminum fluoride by a variation of the regular process. The tank contained aluminum fluoride and fluorosilicic acid at 180 degrees F. Employee #1 was engulfed in hot green liquor of aluminum fluoride when the process blew out some material. He was killed.
Keywords: burn, ppe, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical burn, process safety, tank, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109013516 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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