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Accident: 201510997 - Employee Is Burned By Caustic Dust

Accident: 201510997 -- Report ID: 0950651 -- Event Date: 09/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31713233009/24/20131499Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 23, 2013, Employee #1 was operating a wheel loader with an open cab. He loaded a batch of clinker, a caustic cement mixture, into a feed hopper and then a pile of hot clinker behind the loader sloughed. When hot clinker batch came in contact with the clinker in the feed hopper, it created a cloud of dust that engulfed the loader and himself. He was exposed to the caustic dust, causing serious burns to the his extremities, head and neck. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized and treated for multiple burns.
Keywords: burn, head, dust, caustic, neck, wheel loader
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317132330 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Excavating and loading machine operators

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