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Accident: 201052024 - Employee'S Face Burned By Caustic Soda

Accident: 201052024 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/15/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617592610/05/19987211Pacific Continental Textiles Inc
On September 15, 1998, Employee #1, a machine operator, was loading caustic soda into a textile dyeing machine. This was done by pouring a bucket containing the caustic soda into an open-topped five gallon tank that was 48 inches in height. Employee #1 slipped and fell, dropping the bucket. Caustic soda spilled onto and underneath his face shield. Chemical burns were sustained to his face and mouth. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Harbor UCLA Hospital.
Keywords: mouth, slip, chemical burn, dye machine, fall, spill, textile, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126175926 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified

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