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Document ID (ISN)26746
CIS number 77-489
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vickers H.R., Edwards D.H.
Title Cement burns.
Bibliographic information Apr. 1976, Vol.2, No.2, p.73-78. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract Reports on 4 men who sustained severe burns on the legs after contact with premixed concrete. In 2 cases contact occurred when the concrete spilled over the top of their boots as they were using their feet and lower legs to spread it in a trench. As such "treading" is a common method of spreading cement in the construction industry, and such injuries are rare, the liquid in the wet cement must have had an unusually high alkalinity.
Descriptors (primary) caustic substances; chemical burns; construction industry; cement
Descriptors (secondary) case study; lower extremities; concrete work
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Alkaline materials
Cement and concrete