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Accident: 202353454 - Mechanic Is Injured In Battery Explosion

Accident: 202353454 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/07/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30715971501/07/20041711Fogles Septic Clean Inc
On January 7, 2004, Employee #1, a truck mechanic, was jump-starting the batteries on a Mack company truck. One of the batteries exploded, throwing sulfuric acid onto his upper torso and face. Interviews revealed that the mechanic was not wearing eye or face protection and that he had not received training in the PPE equipment required. He was treated at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, for a strain to his left thumb and acid burns on his face and head.
Keywords: battery, eye, head, ppe, work rules, mechanic, thumb, explosion, face, sulfuric acid
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307159715 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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