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Accident: 971986 - Employee Injured By Ammonia Burn To The Face And Eye

Accident: 971986 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/23/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563803511/07/19902026Western Dairyman Cooperative Inc
Employee #1, age 16, was cleaning dirt out from behind a chiller unit. He accidentally bumped a valve with the shovel handle, causing it to open and release anhydrous ammonia. Employee #1 was sprayed on the left side of his face and in his left eye. He was hospitalized for chemical burns.
Keywords: eye, work rules, cleaning, anhydrous ammonia, valve, chemical burn, face, accidental discharge, chemical, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105638035 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Janitors and cleaners

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