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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201201373 Event: 04/28/2000Employee'S Face And Neck Burned In Chemical Flash Fire
Employee #1 was disconnecting the transfer line and was working on a flange in the line when the unmelted orifice plate fell from the flange, releasing hot magnesium chloride and magnesium fumes into the air. The vapors reacted instantly with the air, creating a flash fire. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns to his neck and face. He was transported by ambulance to Albany General Hospital, and later transferred to the Emanuel Burn Center.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, chemical reaction, combustible liquid, neck, chemical vapor, face, accidental discharge, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303174718 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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