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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Brock Services, LLC in Pasadena, Texas
An employee was monitoring the loading of a railcar when he noticed a vent was leaking. He tried to close the secondary valve to isolate the leak. He put his safety harness on and pulled a probe up to close the valve and isolate the leak. When he pulled the probe up, he heard a pop. The vent hose blew off, spraying him with acetic acid. He suffered first and second degree burns to his lower legs and feet, requiring hospitalization.
|Nature||1512||Second degree chemical burns and corrosions|
|Part of Body||5819||Foot(feet) and leg(s), n.e.c.|
|Source||1111||Acetic acid, vinegar|
|Event||5544||Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue|
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