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Accident: 202088399 - Employee Burns Hand And Arm In Dip Tank

Accident: 202088399 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/30/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944915508/30/20073471Whitaker Surface Systems
At 4:30 a.m. on August 30, 2007, Employee #1 was working for Whitaker Surface Systems on the Hand Rack Line. As Employee #1 reached up to catch his balance, he grabbed the side of one of the dip tanks, which contained a caustic solution of sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate and sodium phosphate. Employee #1's hand slipped on the edge of the dip tank, and his hand and arm went into the dipping tank. He received first- and third-degree burns to his left hand and arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his chemical burns.
Keywords: burn, sodium hydroxide, slip, walk platform, phosphoric acid, dip tank, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309449155 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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