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Accident: 200010346 - Chemist Injured In Hydrofluoric Acid Explosion

Accident: 200010346 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 12/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11388814312/10/19982834Mallinckrodt Inc.
Employee #1, a chemist, was working in a walk-in hood, exchanging an empty 100 lb cylinder of concentrated hydrofluoric acid for a new one. The new cylinder was being put on line when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was sprayed on the back by the acid, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: caustic, cylinder, hydrofluoric acid, back, explosion, chemical reaction, chemical burn, struck by, chemical vapor, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113888143 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Chemists, except biochemists

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