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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14398218 - Employee Hospitalized With Burns In Chemical Fire

Accident: 14398218 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 12/15/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10661362312/15/19895169Sea Lion Chemical
Employee #1, a pump mechanic, took the bolts out of a pump and asked an operator to blow the line to the pump clear with Number 2 chemical. The operator opened a valve on the bottom of the reactor and the pump fell apart releasing xylene, which ignited and burned Employee #1. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, xylene, fire, chemical burn, pump, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106613623 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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