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Accident: 561050 - Employee Injured By Petroleum Naphtha

Accident: 561050 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 03/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11039167903/06/19904213Highway Pipeline Trucking, Inc.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on March 4, 1990, Employee #1 was using a 3 in. flexible rubber hose to load petroleum naphtha through the top hatch of a Fruehauf model TEH-F-2-R trailer. A back surge of compressed air caused the hose to kick and become dislodged. The trailer was parked 18 in. from the edge of a dock and Employee #1 was sprayed with petroleum naphtha before falling 20 ft into a ship channel. He sustained a fractured rib and swallowed some petroleum naphtha. Employee #1 was transported to the medical trauma center by helicopter, where he was hospitalized for first- and second-degree chemical burns and atelectasis (lung collapse).
Keywords: lung, rib, chemical burn, fracture, caustic, hose, petroleum naphtha, high pressure, fall, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110391661 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 110391679 Occupation Not Listed

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