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Accident: 14479950 - Employees Exposed To Hydrofluoric Acid Mist

Accident: 14479950 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 05/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11952133405/10/19951796Baldwin Mechanical Contractors, Incorporated
Employees #1 and #2 were pressure testing piping and ON/OFF valves with 75 psi. As the air hose was released from the pipe, the check valve in the hose failed, causing a release of hydrofluoric acid. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: hydrofluoric acid, work rules, construction, equipment failure, air hose, valve, overexposure, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119521334 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
2 119521334 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Supervisors, n.e.c.

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