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Accident: 202317525 - Employee Burned With Premature Discharge Of Compressed Gas

Accident: 202317525 -- Report ID: 0950653 -- Event Date: 08/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30358369408/19/20031422Cemex
On August 16, 2003, a Production Supervisor of Cernex was attempting to unplug a K-3 Preheated Tower, Cardox. The Cardox tube prematurely discharged compressed gas, burning the Production Supervisor on the chest and neck. He was hospitalized and treated for chemical burns.
Keywords: burn, chest, compressed gas, chemical burn, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303583694 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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