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Accident: 609354 - Employee'S Eyes Burned In Chemical Reaction Explosion

Accident: 609354 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10651416907/22/19932015Cargill Incorporated
Employee #1 was responsible for cleaning out the BTS house. He went to the chemical house to get cleaning equipment. As instructed, he mixed together chemicals from a white jug and a green jug to make a cleaning solution. Neither jug was labeled. In reality, Employee #1 mixed phosphoric acid with sodium hydroxide into one container. He turned around to set down the two empty jugs. As he picked up the container, the contents exploded into his face and eyes. Employee #1 suffered corneal burns to both eyes.
Keywords: eye, sodium hydroxide, work rules, cleaning, phosphoric acid, explosion, chemical reaction, chemical burn, face, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106514169 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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