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Inspection: 119762623 - Ca Dept Of Transportation
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding
Report ID: 0950623
Open Date: 06/02/1995
Ca Dept Of Transportation
Cypress And Akard Avenue Redding, CA 96003
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Employee Loses Partial Vision In Eye Splashed With Chemical
Employee #1, an equipment operator for the California Department of Transportation, was splitting a large chunk of concrete with a chemical rock splitter. Holes were drilled into the concrete and then filled with a chemical. Employee #1 had just finished filling a hole with the chemical and was standing over the hole when he removed his safety glasses to clean them. As he was putting his safety glasses back on, the chemical exploded and splashed into his right eye. He lost partial vision in that eye.
eye, work rules, chemical reaction, chemical
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