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Accident: 201074630 - Employee Is Burned When Battery Explodes

Accident: 201074630 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268106701/14/20105015West Auto Wreckers
At approximately 10:38 a.m. on December 21, 2009, Employee #1 was charging a forklift battery at the West Auto Wreckers facility in Chula Vista, CA. As he charged the battery, it exploded, ejecting acid and other material debris that struck his face and caused third-degree burns. He was transported to a medical center, where he received burn treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, battery charger, explosion, industrial truck, chemical burn, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312681067 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Sales workers, parts

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