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Accident: 171059702 - Employee Injured When Face Sprayed By Freezer Coolant

Accident: 171059702 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30360940808/23/20005411Food 4 Less
Employee #1 was de-icing a section of the freezer in a grocery store. He was replacing the back panel when he mistakenly used a long screw instead of a short one and accidentally pierced a coolant line. Employee #1 was removing the screw when Freon 502 refrigerant sprayed out, striking the side of his face.
Keywords: maintenance, chemical burn, struck by, frozen, face, freezer compartment, chemical, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303609408 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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