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Accident: 200040509 - Employee Killed When Splashed By Caustic Substance

Accident: 200040509 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30340689608/21/20011311Mcvay Drilling Company
Employee #1 was mixing a sack of potassium hydroxide at a mud tank. The material reacted violently while being mixed and splashed onto Employee #1 severely burning his body. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: burn, caustic, chemical reaction, chemical burn, oil rig, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303406896 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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