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Accident: 781559 - Employee Hospitalized With Chemical Burns From Eto Cylinders

Accident: 781559 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 04/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11235711605/01/19918062Humana Virginia Inc, Dba Humana Hosp Univ Of Lou
Employee #1 was changing over empty ethylene oxide cylinders without ppe. He failed to follow hospital procedures for changing the cylinders and did not notify the hospital's central sterile supervisor about the unavailability of the required protective clothing. Employee #1 was hospitalized with chemical burns on his legs.
Keywords: cylinder, ppe, ethylene oxide, work rules, chemical burn, gas leak, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112357116 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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