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Accident: 202691945 - Employee Sustains Chemical Burns In Eyes From Acid

Accident: 202691945 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670108509/04/20130161Perez Farms
On July 21, 2013, Employee #1, with Perez Farms, was using an injection pump to irrigate and fertilize a field. The hose developed a pin hole, and fertilizer was sprayed into Employee #1's eyes. The fertilizer contained Urea and sulfuric acid (pH of 1). Employee #1 was wearing safety glasses but not goggles. The initial spray blew off Employee #1's glasses from his face and then hit Employee #1's eyes. Employee #1 was hospitalized. He did not suffer permanent damage to the eyes, but his eyes did require unspecified treatment.
Keywords: eye, migrant farm worker, ppe, fertilizer mixing, farm machinery, hose, chemical burn, pump, sulfuric acid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316701085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Laborers, except construction

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