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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Palmer Distribution Services in Baytown, Texas
An employee was using a forklift to move a triple-stacked pallet of drums containing chemicals. An expandable concrete joint hit the pallet, causing the material to shift. One drum was punctured and sprayed chemical onto the employee’s entire body.
|Nature||1972||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury|
|Part of Body||80||Multiple body parts, unspecified|
|Event||5544||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue|
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