Worker Burned by Acid in Temecula Industrial Accident

03/02/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Temecula, CA — A worker dropped two glass jars filled with sulfuric acid, which left him critically injured at a Temecula industrial plant Wednesday morning, February 29, 2012. The industrial accident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. at Optiforms Inc., at 42310 Winchester Road, reported the Press-Enterprise.

According to reports, the 44-year-old electroforming manager apparently slipped and dropped the jars filled with acid. The worker then fell onto the broken glass and acid, leaving him with a cut to his hand from the glass and second-degree burns from the acid to over 18 percent of his body, which included his shoulder and back.

But, Cal-OSHA’s findings found that the worker dropped a gallon jar of acid while transferring it to the cart, before slipping on the acid.

Responding emergency crews airlifted the worker to a burn unit at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton for medical treatment.

Officials believe about a gallon of acid was spilled

The Riverside County Environmental Health Department and the fire department hazardous materials team responded to the scene.

Investigations into the industrial accident are underway.

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