Authors: Steve Fordham, Lou Mitchell / Editors: Steve Fordham, Lou Mitchell / Reviewer: Amanda King / Codes: EnvC10, EnvC7, SLO1, SLO3, SLO4, TP8 / Published: 03/06/2020

A 30-year-old, 50kg, factory worker presents to your emergency department (ED) following a chemical burn injury. While operating a machine at the Royal Mint an accident sprayed chemical over his face, neck and upper chest.

On examination ABCDE are stable. There are red areas to both cheeks and on exposing the chest you notice that most of the front of it is a pale pink colour with small blisters starting to develop.

His co-workers are not sure of the exact chemical involved.

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