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Accident: 170614069 - Employee Loses Partial Vision In Eye Splashed With Chemical

Accident: 170614069 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 04/10/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11976262306/02/19951799Ca Dept Of Transportation
Employee #1, an equipment operator for the California Department of Transportation, was splitting a large chunk of concrete with a chemical rock splitter. Holes were drilled into the concrete and then filled with a chemical. Employee #1 had just finished filling a hole with the chemical and was standing over the hole when he removed his safety glasses to clean them. As he was putting his safety glasses back on, the chemical exploded and splashed into his right eye. He lost partial vision in that eye.
Keywords: eye, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119762623 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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