不慎打翻「化骨水」 菲籍移工送醫不治 | Filipina worker dies from chemical accident in Miaoli factory

一位在苗栗光電科技公司工作的菲律賓籍女移工,週三在公司作業時不慎打翻氫氟酸溶液,造成嚴重化學灼傷,宣告死亡 (示意圖/Pixabay) | A Filipina worker died Wednesday after suffering severe hydrofluoric acid burns in a chemical accident that took place at an optoelectronics factory in Miaoli. (Photo from Pixabay)
一位在苗栗光電科技公司工作的菲律賓籍女移工,週三在公司作業時不慎打翻氫氟酸溶液,造成嚴重化學灼傷,宣告死亡 (示意圖/Pixabay) | A Filipina worker died Wednesday after suffering severe hydrofluoric acid burns in a chemical accident that took place at an optoelectronics factory in Miaoli. (Photo from Pixabay)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】苗栗縣消防局昨(29)日表示一位在苗栗光電科技公司工作的菲律賓籍女移工,週三在公司作業時不慎打翻氫氟酸溶液,造成嚴重化學灼傷,宣告死亡。

A Filipina worker died Wednesday after suffering severe hydrofluoric acid burns in a chemical accident that took place at an optoelectronics factory in Miaoli, the county’s Fire Bureau said Thursday.

苗栗縣消防局第二大隊長曹春風表示29歲菲律賓籍女移工在意外發生後緊急送往台北的醫院治療,仍宣告不治。 

Tsao Chun-feng (曹春風), a section chief with the fire bureau, said the 29-year old victim, who was not identified, was rushed to a Taipei hospital for emergency treatment but did not survive.

氫氟酸溶液是蝕性極強的無色液體,可溶解多種物質。在電子業裡氫氟酸溶液常用來清洗金屬表面及玻璃蝕刻。

Hydrofluoric acid is a colorless solution that is highly corrosive and capable of dissolving many types of materials. It is frequently used in the electronics industry, including for metal cleaning and glass etching.

位於苗栗縣竹南科學園區的光電公司表示,該名移工有穿著防護衣,防護身體正面,然而在清洗電路板卻在轉身時不慎打翻了氫氟酸溶液。

The company that employed her in the Jhunan Science Park said the Filipina was wearing a protective apron that covered her front side to clean circuit boards using hydrofluoric acid, but had accidentally knocked over the substance as she turned around.

光電公司說道,化學溶液濺上並未被防護衣遮蔽的大腿,造成大面積灼傷。

The acid got splattered onto her exposed thighs, causing severe burns, the company said.

曹春風指出,因為全台只有少數醫院能夠處理氫氟酸溶液造成的灼傷,該名移工在意外發生後立即送往臺北榮民總醫院。

According to Tsao, she was rushed to Veterans General Hospital in Taipei because only a few hospitals in Taiwan are able to deal with burns from hydrofluoric acid.

同事表示該名移工已經在這間工廠服務至少兩年,且原定下月返回菲律賓。

The woman’s coworkers said she had been working at the factory for at least two years and was planning to return home to the Philippines next month.