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Inspection: 309284479 - Liquid Transporters, Inc Dba Trimac Transportation

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 309284479Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 03/29/2006

Liquid Transporters, Inc Dba Trimac Transportation
G.S. Robins Corp.- 800 S. 6th St.
East St. Louis, IL 62201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4731/Arrangement of Transportation of Freight and Cargo
NAICS: 488510/Freight Transportation Arrangement
Mailing: 119 E Loughborough, St. Louis, MO 63111

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/29/2006
Emphasis: S:TransportationClose Case:04/07/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint205584063   Yes

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200841203Event: 03/03/2006Employee Is Splashed With Acid During Transfer
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on March 3, 2006, Employee #1, a tank truck driver, was taking a transfer of acid from a railcar, when the transfer hose came out of the tank truck and sprayed him with a solution of 93 percent sulfuric acid. The driver was standing 6 feet from the port for the 2-inch. transfer hose, and was wearing an acid suit, PVC gloves, face shield, hardhat, glasses, safety shoes and rubber boots, as required for this operation. The emergency shower on the loading platform was not operational. A coworker dumped two buckets of water on Employee #1, and then drenched him with a hose under the platform. Employee #1 used more water in the loading building. He was transported from the work site for first aid by his dispatcher. He sustained second-degree burns to both wrists and to his face and neck, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, ppe, railroad tank car, hose, struck by, face, sulfuric acid, truck driver, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309284479 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Truck drivers, heavy

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