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Accident: 200358125 - Four Workers Are Burned By Acid When Pipe Fails

Accident: 200358125 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/26/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31287407606/29/20099999Austin Industrial, Inc.
On June 26, 2009, four employees were cleaning gypsum from a sump pump pit when a fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe failed, spraying all four employees with phosphoric acid on the face, neck, back, and arms. They were transported to local hospitals. Three employees were treated and released; one was transferred to the Chapel Hill Burn Center for further treatment.
Keywords: phosphoric acid, back, chemical burn, neck, arm, face, accidental discharge, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312874076 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction
2 312874076 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction
3 312874076 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction
4 312874076 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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