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Accident: 170900484 - Employee Sustains Chemical Burns In Explosion

Accident: 170900484 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/30/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605307306/06/19977699Avalon Premium Tank Cleaning Co.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 29, 1997, Employee #1 was using a 20 ft long by 2 in. diameter chemical hose to transfer acidified aluminum sulfate to a 55-gallon container at a water treatment plant. He was trying to manually remove a cap when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was splashed by the residual caustic soda solution (50 percent by weight), and suffered chemical burns to his abdomen, face, genitals, and eyes.
Keywords: eye, abdomen, caustic, work rules, explosion, chemical reaction, chemical burn, face, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126053073 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified

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