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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Westlake Vinyls Company, LP in Geismar, Louisiana

DATE: 07/17/18

An employee was adding a bag of sodium thiosulfate to a storage tank containing sodium hypochlorite and a weak caustic solution. The bag fell into the tank and the liquid in the tank splashed onto the employee causing second degree burns to the right and left thigh, abdomen and left hand.

Report ID 2018077203  
Date 07/17/2018  
UPA 1360624  
Primary NAICS 325211  
Nature 1512 Second degree chemical burns and corrosions
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 178 Multiple chemicals or chemical mixtures, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 2111 Bags, sacks
Event 5544 Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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