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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170203566 - Two Employees Sprayed With Sulfuric Acid From Leaking Hose

Accident: 170203566 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 09/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194275112/12/19902819Imperial West Chemical
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2, WHO WERE PLANT OPERATORS, WERE SENT TO THE RAIL SIDING TO PREPARE SOME RAIL CARS FOR MOVEMENT. A HOSE CONNECTION FROM A SULFURIC ACID RAIL CAR WAS LEAKING. EMPLOYEE #1 RESTED HIS HAND ON THE HOSE WHILE DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF THE LEAK; THE LEAK THEN BECAME A LARGE SPRAY. THE SPRAY STRUCK EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED BURNS TO HIS RIGHT SHOULDER, CHEST, AND RIGHT ARM. EMPLOYEE #2 RECEIVED BURNS OF A LESSER EXTENT TO HIS NECK AND LEFT SHOULDER. THE ACCIDENT WAS CAUSED BY A LACK OF TRAINING FOR DISCONNECTING RAIL CARS, LACK OF PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT, AND A LACK OF EMERGENCY SHOWERS WITHIN 100 FEET OF THE ACCIDENT SITE.
Keywords: burn, chest, shoulder, ppe, railroad tank car, hose, inexperience, arm, sulfuric acid, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111942751 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
2 111942751 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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