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Accident: 170006654 - Employee Burned And Blinded By Grout Compound

Accident: 170006654 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 12/23/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11517285012/23/19971781Barnes Inc Dba Barnes Drilling
Employee #1 was filling bore holes in rock with an expanding grout compound designed to break the rock. The compound overpressureized the rock and was expelled into Employee #1's face. He suffered chemical burns that resulted in permanent loss of eyesight. He had apparently applied the compound incorrectly and had not been wearing eye protection.
Keywords: ejected, eye, protective clothing, ppe, work rules, construction, chemical burn, flying object, face, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 115172850 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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