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Accident: 97796.015 - Employee Sustains Chemical Burns When Splashed With Chlorine

Accident: 97796.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1251866.01508/03/2017Superior Pool Products
At 1:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017, Employee #1, a delivery driver for a pool supply store, arrived at the customer's store to drop off an order of chlorine bottles. The employee was driving a Kawasaki stake bed truck, equipped with a lift gate and a dolly. Employee #1 got out of the delivery truck, and instead of utilizing the lift gate and the dolly, he reached up and grabbed the container that held the chlorine bottles and pulled them down from the side of the truck. Unbeknowns t to Employee #1, a bottle of chlorine had begun to leak into the surrounding co ntainer while in transit. The employee was splashed with chlorine when he tipped the container over and towards him. Employee #1 rinsed off at the customer's st ore and left to make one additional delivery before finishing his shift. The emp loyee finished his shift, parked the company truck, got into his personal vehicl e and left for the day at approximately 5:00 p.m. The following day, the branch manager received a call from Employee #1's girlfriend, who said that she was tak ing the employee to the emergency room. Employee #1 was hospitalized for the che mical burns on his head and shoulder.
Keywords: chemical, chemical burn, chlorine, head, shoulder, struck by, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1251866.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Driver-sales workers

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