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Accident: 202356853 - Employee Injured When Charging Battery Explodes

Accident: 202356853 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/21/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30846340512/21/20041799Tracey'S Lawn Care, Inc.
Employee #1, working for Tracey's Lawn Care Inc. in Finksburg, MD, was charging the batteries of a MACK dump truck when one of the four batteries exploded. Employee #1 was struck in the face by flying pieces of the battery case and electrolyte substance. He suffered an acid burn to the cornea of the left eye and minor cuts.
Keywords: burn, eye, battery charger, explosion, laceration, electrolytic cell, struck by, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308463405 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Truck drivers, heavy

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