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Accident: 99772.015 - Employee'S Eye Is Burned From Chemical Splash

Accident: 99772.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269737.01510/11/2017Yellow Cab Of Greater Orange County
At 10:58 p.m. on July 31, 2017, Employee #1 was in the shop area, working on a c ar. The car had a bad battery and the employee had a service order to change it. He took the battery out and carried it towards the storage bin that was located by a roll up door. Employee #1 put the battery down on top of another battery i n the bin. The employee noticed two to three other batteries sitting on the floo r next to the bin, and those batteries were bigger than his battery. Employee #1 decided that he wanted to put the large batteries inside the bin first. As he was putting one of the large batteries in, he knocked his battery over. As his b attery was falling to the bottom of the bin, approximately 0.25 to 0.5 inches of acid from the battery leaked out and splashed in his eyes. He was not wearing e ye protection. Employee #1 sustained a chemical burn to his eyes and was transpo rted to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released the same day.
Keywords: battery, chemical burn, eye, ppe, storage bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1269737.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanic apprentices

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