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Accident: 93297.015 - Employee'S Legs Are Struck And Burned By Hot Hydraulic Fluid

Accident: 93297.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 02/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1211648.01502/21/2017Mj Processing Llc
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on February 10, 2017, Employee #1 was torch cutting a plastic injection die for scrap. There were pressurized hydraulic cylinders an d hoses inside the die that were not discovered during the pre-cutting inspectio n performed by the scrapyard company and the torching company. When Employee #1 started to cut the die, a hose inside the die became heated and burst spraying hot hydraulic fluid on his legs and burned them. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent burn treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, hydraulic fluid, leg, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1211648.015 28 M Hospitalized injury

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