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Accident: 201620275 - Employee Injured When Hands Burned By Silane Gas Combustion

Accident: 201620275 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 10/14/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30296185910/18/19995084The Boc Group Inc
At 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 1999, Employee #1 of BOC Edwards appeared to be checking or tightening a fitting to a bottle of silane or silicon tetrahydride. A release of silane gas spontaneously combusted upon contact with the air. Employee #1 received second-degree burns to both hands. Employee #1 was not utilizing the required personal protective equipment or gloves in this area at the time of the incident.
Keywords: burn, ppe, glove, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302961859 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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