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Accident: 201141348 - Employee Killed When Burned By Fall Into Dip Tank

Accident: 201141348 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12024064301/24/20003471Ideal Anodizing
On January 20, 2000, two employees were in the process of transferring parts from one rinse tank to another dip tank. Employee #1 climbed onto the edge of the tank and lost his balance. He fell into the adjacent tank containing nickel acetate solution maintained at 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns to most of his body and died two days later at UCI Medical Center in Orange, California.
Keywords: burn, dip tank, fall, skin, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120240643 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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