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Accident: 170158455 - Employee'S Head And Neck Burned By Hydrochloric Acid

Accident: 170158455 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983949606/16/19932833Allied Signal Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m., on June 16, 1993, Employee #1, of Allied Signal, was putting a fitting on an airline/waterline on the ground below the Genetron process plant in El Segundo, CA. A chemical reaction occurred in the hydrogen fluoride (HF) recycle flowmeter #FE-470 (micromotion), releasing hydrochloric acid that spilled on Employee #1. He was admitted to Centinella Hospital, Inglewood, CA, with chemical burns to the head and neck. Employee #1 had not been provided personal protective equipment for protection against chemical releases.
Keywords: head, hydrochloric acid, protective clothing, ppe, hydrogen fluoride, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical burn, accidental discharge, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119839496 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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