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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202531059 - Employee Is Severely Burned With Hot Glue

Accident: 202531059 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/18/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364456901/17/20127363Priority Business Services
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 17, 2011, Employee #1 of Priority Business Services was burned. At the time of the accident, the hot melt nozzle of the liner machine was clogging up so the line was turned off. Employee #2, the supervisor, had flipped the hot glue nozzle in the horizontal position so that he could clean the orifice. As this was completed, Employee #2 turned the Robatech Hot melt back into service. Employee # 2 did not flip the hot melt nozzle back into the vertical position (the dispensing position). And as the unit reached the programmed temperature, it began dispensing. However, since the nozzle was in the horizontal position, the product squirted out horizontally, hitting Employee #1 on his neck. Employee #1, at this time, was on the other side of the machine and was cleaning the area where the nozzle was located. Sensing the burns, Employee #1 brought up his hands to shield his face and caused the hands to be burned as well.
Keywords: burn, glue, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313644569 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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