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Accident: 200900785 - Employee Dies Of Chemical Burns From Drain Opener

Accident: 200900785 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30116006509/18/20005812Peach Flower Inc. Dba Sakura Garden
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on the evening on August 4, 2000, Employee #1 was working in a kitchen. He poured Lewis Red Devil 100 percent lye drain opener into a floor drain that was clogged, then walked away. He had returned to check the drain when there was a splashback reaction from it. Employee #1 suffered chemical burns to his face, and was transported by his employer to a local hospital. He was then transferred to a burn center, where he died two weeks later.
Keywords: caustic, ppe, work rules, cleaning, clogged, chemical reaction, chemical burn, cleaning fluid, spill, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301160065 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Cooks, except short order

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