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Accident: 200626729 - Employee Over-Exposure To Hydrofluoric Acid

Accident: 200626729 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 12/03/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31687564012/03/20122911Valero Refining Company-Tennessee Llc
An incident occurred when Employee #1, a maintenance employee, was sprayed in the face with a highly corrosive solution of Hydrofluoric Acid and Propane when the sight glass of a flow indicator ruptured releasing flying glass and the acute poisonous liquid gas mixture. Employee #1 was put under a safety shower and rinsing agents were applied to his face and neck areas to mitigate the chemical burns received from the exposure. Employee #1 was taken to a local area hospital, and later died from his injuries.
Keywords: health care facility, rupture, chemical burn, neck, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316875640 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Specified mechanics and repairers

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