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Accident: 91956.015 - Employee'S Leg And Arm Are Amputated In Chemical Explosion

Accident: 91956.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1201488.01501/09/2017Paramount Chemicals & Plastics, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on January 9, 2017, an employee was working as the plant manager for a wholesaler of chemicals and allied products. He had just arrived at the facility. He was told by workers at the plant that an empty container was being refilled with the wrong chemical. When he went to the container and removed its lid, the container exploded. He sustained the amputation of his right arm and right leg. He was hospitalized. The container held sulfuric acid mixed with bleach (sodium hypochlorite).
Keywords: sodium hypochlorite, amputated, arm, chemical, chemical reaction, leg, amputation, explosion, chemical burn, bleach, sulfuric acid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1201488.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Managers and administrators, n.e.c
2 1201488.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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