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Accident: 118161.015 - Four Employees Receive Multiple Injuries From Explosion

Accident: 118161.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 04/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1395183.01504/22/2019City Of Peoria - Fire-Medical Department

At 8:00 p.m. on April 19, 2019, Employee #1, #2, #3 and #4 were was screening an d conducting heat monitoring at several entries into the perimeter of the lithiu m-ion battery storage facility that had caught fire. During a fourth entry into the facility an explosion occurred that sent debris and fire across the area kno cking Employee #1, #2, #3 and #4 (hazmat firefighters) unconscious. The cause is still pending investigation. The employees suffered concussions, fractures, hea t/chemical burns, sprains, lacerations and contusions to multiple areas of their bodies and were hospitalized.

Keywords: abdomen, abrasion, battery, burn, chemical burn, chemical reaction, concussion, contusion, explosion, face, fire, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, flying object, foot, fracture, head, heat, inhalation, laceration,

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395183.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
2 1395183.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
3 1395183.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations
4 1395183.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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