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Accident: 146804.015 - Employee Incurs Eye, Arm And Leg Burns While Cleaning Tank

Accident: 146804.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572100.01501/11/2022Shannon Ridge, Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on December 16, 2021, an employee was preparing to clean out a tan k by adding 440K Non Chlorinated KOH Based Cleaner (caustic beads). The label wa rns to add the product slowly to cold water only to prevent boiling or spatterin g, but the employee mixed the beads with hot water causing a reaction. The emplo yee incurred 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his eye area, arms and leg, requiring h ospitalization.
Keywords: arm, burn, caustic, chemical, chemical burn, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, cleaning, corrosive, eye, hot water, inexperience, leg, machine operator, struck by, tank cleaning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572100.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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