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Accident: 201203239 - Employee Is Burned When Splashed With Chemicals

Accident: 201203239 -- Report ID: 1054194 -- Event Date: 11/17/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30941861411/22/20055411Safeway Inc
On November 17, 2005, Employee #1 and other employees noticed a plugged drain. The employee poured an undetermined amount of Red Devil Lye Drain Cleaner into the drain. A violent splash back deposited sodium hydroxide onto Employee #1 and the nearby surroundings. The employee was wearing his personal protective eyeglasses. Employee #1 suffered chemical burns on his head. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, head, sodium hydroxide, ppe, drain pipe, drain plug, chemical reaction, chemical burn, cleaning fluid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309418614 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Bakers

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