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Accident: 202476115 - Employee Exposed To Acid, Thumb Required Amputation

Accident: 202476115 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266212510/08/20093851I-Coat Company,Llc
At approximately 3:35 p.m. on September 24, 2007, Employee #1, a general laborer, was stripping the lens of coating using a strong acid. In the process, the lens cut through Employee #1's gloves allowing the acid to seep through it and get underneath the thumb. Employee #1 was taken to a clinic for treatment and was released the same day. Employee#1's wound was not healing well and a series of surgeries were performed resulting in the amputation of the right thumb down to the nail bed. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, glove, thumb, coating operation, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312662125 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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