Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 16:52:13 -0700
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: FW: Fatality Alert: Research Assistant Dies of Burns from a
Pyrophoric Chemical
Comments: To: UCIH Program Management Group ,
Laboratory Safety

California FACE Worker Fatality Alert:< /font>

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:

An archive of CA/FACE publications can be viewed at (English) or h ttp:// (Spanish).

Please call the CA/FACE program at 510-62 0-5772 or e-mail face**At_Symbol_Here** for information about the program, or visit http: // .  The CA/FACE program is funded by NIOSH   


Laura Styles, MPH

Occupational Health Branch

California Department of Public Health

850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 3rd Floor

Richmond, CA  94 804

510-620-5772< /span>

fax 510-620-5 743





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