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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170813026 - Employee Burned By Sodium Hydroxide

Accident: 170813026 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11195140612/23/19942084Giumarra Vineyards Corp
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 2, 1994, Employee #1 was in the blending plant pouring sodium hydroxide for sanitizing purposes. He dumped approximately 3 gallons of sodium hydroxide into a 600 gallon tank that contained 300 gallons of hot water. When the material contacted the water, a violent reaction occurred and water and sodium hydroxide splashed on Employee #1, causing chemical burns to his left wrist and shoulder. During this procedure, the only ppe that Employee #1 was wearing was safety glasses.
Keywords: sodium hydroxide, ppe, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical burn, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111951406 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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