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Accident: 201797982 - Employee Sustained Cuts From Shattered Flask Glass

Accident: 201797982 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/06/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611511203/22/20047389Fluorochem, Inc.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on February 6, 2004, Employee #1, a project chemist, was working for a research and development laboratory. He was transferring an intermediate product of a chemical reaction to the original flask when the material deflagrated causing the flask to shatter. The reaction was performed in a chemical fume hood. The employee sustained lacerations to his left and right arms from the broken glass. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: broken glass, laceration, chemical reaction, arm, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126115112 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Chemists, except biochemists

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