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Accident: 14423396 - One Killed, One Injured In Alkyd Resin Manufacture

Accident: 14423396 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 06/07/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
147193706/08/19842851Us Polymers Inc
Employees #1 and #2 were making alkyd resin. They added phthalic anhydride from a 55-gallon drum that was contaminated with water, resulting in a volatile chemical reaction. Approximately 60 percent of the 1,600 gallons of 350 to 400 degree F resin was discharged through an 18 in. diameter opening onto the two employees, burning them. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ppe, work rules, phthalic anhydride, chemical reaction, accidental discharge, chemical, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471937 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Podiatrists
2 1471937 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Podiatrists

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