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Accident: 202586426 - Employee Is Exposed To Chemicals Spread On Floor

Accident: 202586426 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348010508/28/20093674Headway Technologies Inc.
On July 3, 2009, Employee #1 poured the wrong chemical into a pressure vessel, located in service chase, and brought the canister back to the chemical laboratory to dispose the mixture. The mixed chemicals were transferred by another technician to a carboy container and set it on the floor and left. A chemical exothermic reaction began within the carboy. The reaction caused a rapture of the container and release of 4-gallons diluted ammonium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and deionized water. The chemical spill spread on the floor. When Employee #1 entered the chemical lab, he slipped on the floor. Employee #1 was rinsed with water and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: ammonia, pressure vessel, floor hole, hydrogen peroxide, slip, chemical burn, fall, spill, chemical, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313480105 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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