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Accident: 170708770 - Employee 'S Eyes Splashed By Bleach

Accident: 170708770 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 12/11/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991178204/18/19955812Nissjac Inc.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. on December 11, 1994, Employee #1 was using Clorox bleach to clean the sink area. The bleach was stored in gallon bottles on the floor, beneath a shelf. The shelf was low, so in order to remove a bottle, Employee #1 had to tip it toward her. The bottle's cap was loose, and as she pulled the bottle the cap fell off, splashing bleach in her eyes. She was taken to the hospital, where she was treated and released after approximately one hour; she sustained no serious injuries. Employee #1 was not using eye protection, and there was no approved eye wash on the job site.
Keywords: eye, caustic, bleach, ppe, unsecured, work rules, cleaning, cleaning fluid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119911782 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Food counter, fountain and related occupations

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