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Accident: 200841203 - Employee Is Splashed With Acid During Transfer

Accident: 200841203 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 03/03/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30928447903/29/20064731Liquid Transporters, Inc Dba Trimac Transportation
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on March 3, 2006, Employee #1, a tank truck driver, was taking a transfer of acid from a railcar, when the transfer hose came out of the tank truck and sprayed him with a solution of 93 percent sulfuric acid. The driver was standing 6 feet from the port for the 2-inch. transfer hose, and was wearing an acid suit, PVC gloves, face shield, hardhat, glasses, safety shoes and rubber boots, as required for this operation. The emergency shower on the loading platform was not operational. A coworker dumped two buckets of water on Employee #1, and then drenched him with a hose under the platform. Employee #1 used more water in the loading building. He was transported from the work site for first aid by his dispatcher. He sustained second-degree burns to both wrists and to his face and neck, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, ppe, railroad tank car, hose, struck by, face, sulfuric acid, truck driver, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309284479 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Truck drivers, heavy

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