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Accident: 818278 - Employee Dies From Chemical Burns

Accident: 818278 -- Report ID: 0420100 -- Event Date: 04/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1839548306/05/19892892Holston Defense Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1839550906/05/19892892Holston Army Ammunition Plant
Employee #1, an experienced operator, was working at building E4 of Halston Army Ammunition plant. Tank #15 outside of the building apparently spewed heated acid out of a 24 in. manhole at the top of the tank when it was overfilled, over heated, and agitated. On April 30, 1989, Employee #1 died of chemical and thermal burns to approximately 100 percent of his body and of inhalation of the chemical.
Keywords: burn, inhalation, corrosive, manhole, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18395483 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 18395509 Occupation Not Listed

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