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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Delta Companies Group in Deer Park, Texas
An employee was attempting to transfer product from a partially filled drum to an empty drum. He placed a valve in the bung of the partially filled drum to complete the task. When he opened the valve to initiate the pour, the valve came off, and hexamethylenediamine splashed on him, causing first and second degree chemical burns to his face/upper body.
|Nature||1512||Second degree chemical burns and corrosions|
|Part of Body||80||Multiple body parts, unspecified|
|Source||19||Chemicals and chemical products, n.e.c.|
|Secondary Source||423||Valves, nozzles|
|Event||5544||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue|
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