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Accident: 14453013 - Employee Injured In Chemical Spill

Accident: 14453013 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 08/31/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10469231408/31/19892899Chemline Industries Inc
Employee #1 was pulling a five-gallon container of formaldehyde and methanol solution from the second shelf of a pallet rack in the warehouse. The container fell on its side and the lid came off spilling the entire contents on Employee #1 from head to toe. Employee #1 then rushed to the emergency shower and eyewash station. He showered and flushed his eyes for 15 minutes prior to being taken to the hospital. Employee #1 was treated for chemical burns and released after approximately three hours.
Keywords: chemical burn, spill, formaldehyde
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104692314 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Stock handlers and baggers

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