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Accident: 14449359 - Farmer'S Eye Injured By Anhydrous Ammonia Spray

Accident: 14449359 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 06/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10450814806/27/19860711East Central Soils, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on June 25, 1986, Employee #1, a farmer, asked another worker for help with a problem with an anhydrous ammonia applicator. Employee #1 was not familiar with the new hydraulic control valve. The other man helped Employee #1 hook up the control valve. He checked the filter by the control valve and, before hooking the line back up, told Employee #1 to try the hydraulic control valve to make sure it was working properly. Employee #1 activated the controls, releasing some anhydrous ammonia trapped in a short length of hose. The ammonia shot into Employee #1's face, causing serious eye injuries.
Keywords: eye, caustic, ammonia, ppe, agriculture, work rules, anhydrous ammonia, face, accidental discharge, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104508148 Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Sales workers, other commodities

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