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Accident: 94253.015 - Employee Suffers Burns From An Anhydrous Ammonia Splash

Accident: 94253.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 03/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1220599.01503/28/2017Crop Production Services, Inc.
At 4:45 p.m. on March 22, 2017, Employee #1 was filling ammonia nurse tanks from the bulk plant. The employee was distracted while closing the valves, and mistakenly turned the wrong valve, causing a pressure release in the line. The release of anhydrous ammonia splashed on the employee's face. Employee #1 suffered chemical burns on/around his face and was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: pressure release, anhydrous ammonia, burn, face, inattention, chemical, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1220599.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Agricultural and food scientists

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