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Accident: 92190.015 - Employee Transferring Chemicals Is Splashed And Burned

Accident: 92190.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1203122.01501/17/2017Abrasive Technology, Inc.
At 12:30 a.m. on January 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a company that produc es abrasive products, was emptying the contents of a small dip tank using a "dru m pump" to transfer liquid chemicals into a storage container. The chemicals co nsisted of a mixture of hydrofluoric acid and acetic acid. He was holding the d rum pump in the proper position in the tank while also positioning the discharge hose to empty into the storage container, a 55-gallon drum. He used both hands to hold the pump and adjust the pump flow speed. The hose loosened and came ou t of the drum, spraying chemicals across Employee #1's midsection. Emergency se rvices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was adm itted and treated for chemical burns to the left side of his torso and his upper left arm.
Keywords: arm, burn, chemical, chemical burn, dip tank, flowing material, material handling, portable power tool, pump, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1203122.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians

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