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Worker Sprayed with Frac Oil Chemical

The vacuum truck operator took the suction hose with a male end fitting and attempted to hold it together with his hands to the other male end of the plugged hose. When the plugged obstruction (gelled frac oil) let go, the hoses jumped and came apart and he was sprayed in his face and upper body with the gelled frac oil substance. The driver was not wearing chemical goggles when the incident occurred.