Laboratory Research Assistant Dies of Burns from a Pyroph oric Chemical
The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (CA/FACE) program has published a new Worker Fat ality Alert -- a one-page report summarizing conditions that led to the fatal injury, recommendations (̵ 6;prevention points’), and links to more information. Worker Fatality Alerts provide timely preliminary information and are followed by a more comprehen sive fatality investigation report.
The most recent Worker Fatality Alert highlights the death of a laboratory research assistant who died when t-but yl lithium splashed onto her clothing and ignited, causing fatal burns. The Alert can be viewed at: www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb-face/Documents/PyrophoricFatality.pdf
An archive of CA/FACE publications can be viewed at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb-face/Pages/Publications.aspx (English) or h ttp://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb-face/Pages/SpanishPubs.aspx (Spanish).
Please call the CA/FACE program at 510-62 0-5772 or e-mail face**At_Symbol_Here**cdph.ca.gov for information about the program, or visit http: //www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb-face/Pages/default.aspx . The CA/FACE program is funded by NIOSH http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/.
Occupational Health Branch
California Department of Public Health
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