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Accident: 922344 - Employee Sprayed With Sodium Hydroxide

Accident: 922344 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 10/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10717379110/06/19932842Chemstar Corporation
Employee #1 was walking by a tank of sodium hydroxide at the same time a valve spontaneously ruptured. The employee was sprayed with 50 percent sodium hydroxide solution. He was not hospitalized. Approximately 2,000 gallons were released into the plant.
Keywords: sodium hydroxide, rupture, valve, overexposure, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107173791 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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