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Accident: 171057342 - Employee'S Leg Burned In Hot Water/Chemical Holding Tank

Accident: 171057342 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 01/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12679776001/19/19993949Icon Health & Fitness
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on January 18, 1999, Employee #1 was changing the spray nozzles in a powder coating washer unit. A grate had been removed from the hot water and chemical holding tank below the work surface. Employee #1, unaware that the grate was missing, accidentally stepped into the 150 to160 degree F mixture in the tank, sustaining burns to his lower left leg. The lighting was not adequate and Employee #1 could not see that the grate had been removed.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, unguarded fl opening, grating, lighting, tank, work surface, hot water, leg, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126797760 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Lathe and turning machine set-up operators

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