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Accidents involving cold or hot media generally have an acute and sustained impact on the casualties. Apart from the considerable immediate pain, injuries with wounds that are difficult to heal, the risk of infection and scarring are the result. The shock reaction upon contact with such media can also result in secondary damage, such as fall- or impact-based accidents.
When working with machines, equipment, tools and systems, because of the technology used,
can be expected. In all cases, direct skin contact or the inhalation of such media can cause acute damage due to the localised freezing and/or burning or scalding of the skin.
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