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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Baxter Healthcare in Salesville, Arkansas

DATE: 11/01/17

An employee was operating a plastics extrusion machine when a pressure buildup due to temperature differences in the plastic material caused a release of liquid plastic. The liquid plastic contacted the employee between a seam in the employee’s PPE glove and protective garment (sleeve), burning the left forearm and hand. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 20171110526  
Date 11/01/2017  
UPA 1280272  
Primary NAICS 446199  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 4819 Hand(s) and arm(s), n.e.c.
Source 1750 Plastics, resins, unspecified
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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