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Accident: 202674966 - Employee Sustains Chemical Burns From Nitric Acid Spray

Accident: 202674966 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651558404/18/20130181The Sun Valley Group Inc
On April 11, 2013, Employee #1, with the Sun Valley Group Inc., was transferring nitric acid from a drum to an irrigation tank, when concentrated nitric acid was sprayed on him from holes in improper tubing from the drum. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days for treatment of second degree burns on multiple body parts. The employer received a serious, accident related citation for failing to maintain the piping/tubing in accordance with good engineering practice.
Keywords: maintenance, inadequate maint, drum, pressure piping, nitric acid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316515584 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations

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