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Accident: 201200243 - Employee Burned From Flash Fire Of A Chemical Reaction

Accident: 201200243 -- Report ID: 1054194 -- Event Date: 11/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30091076711/25/19978731Synthetech Inc
At approximately 1:15 a.m. on November 21, 1997, Employee #1 was rinsing a reactor kettle after processing a chemical reaction for Amino Acid. He was looking into the kettle when the catalyst used in the reaction ignited and produced a flash fire. Employee #1 received second degree burns to his face, neck, shoulder, and right arm. He was taken to Albany Hospital and was later transferred to a burn center at a Portland Hospital.
Keywords: burn, shoulder, fire, chemical reaction, chemical burn, neck, arm, face, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300910767 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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