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Accident: 200361889 - Employee Suffers Facial Burns When Sprayed With Degreaser

Accident: 200361889 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 09/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31709017309/04/20132077Valley Proteins, Inc.
On September 3, 2013, Employee #1 was performing cleaning operations on evaporator #2 immediately adjacent to a grease house at the facility. The employee finished the first part of the cleaning operation where an industrial grade degreaser was introduced into the system. Employee #1 removed a hose from the water pump and the pressure in the hose caused the employee to lose control which resulted in Employee #1 being sprayed in the face with the degreaser and hot water mixture. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for facial burns and later released.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, degreaser, face, pressure release, hot water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317090173 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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