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Accident: 202456323 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Paint Dye

Accident: 202456323 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/16/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338083403/26/20103471Anodizing Industries Inc
Employee #1 was heating up paint dye in a large container in an anodizing department. Employee #1 used a Clepco Smart Heater (Model Number WSC-12418-A), which operated at 480 volts, 14.5 amperes, and was three-phase. Employee #1 also used a 12 kilowatt pocket thermometer made by Mollen Instrument, Inc. While heating the paint dye, the hot dye sprayed onto Employee #1's body, burning him on his legs, ankles and chest. Employee #1 was wearing plastic gloves and safety glasses at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was transported to Alhambra Hospital, where he stayed for three hours. Then, Employee #1 was transferred to West Hills Hospital, where he was admitted for two weeks. Employee #1 was determined to have received second and third degree burns. Employee #1 underwent two surgeries, and was discharged on March 29, 2010. The employer did not ensure that Employee #1 wear appropriate body protection to protect from danger of injury of flying particles or substances at the time of the incident.
Keywords: burn, chest, paint pigments, ppe, ankle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 313380834 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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