Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 141365.015 - Two Employees Suffer Injuries When Mixer Explodes
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|1565239.015||11/19/2021||326211||Continental Tire The Americas, Llc|
Abstract: At 10:55 p.m. on November 14, 2021, an Employee # 1 and Employee #2 were loading ingredients into an industrial rubber compound tandem mixer. To free an ingred ient block that was stuck in the mixer's throat area, Employee #1 switched the m ixer to manual mode to cycle the machine. Employee # 1 was facing the mixer fro m approximately five to ten feet away and Employee #2 was facing away from the m ixer. The mixer experienced an overpressure event, resulting in the release of pressure and flames from the mixer's throat area. Employee # 1 was engulfed in flames and suffered burns to the majority of his body, requiring hospitalization . Employee #2 was knocked to the ground by the pressure wave and sustained a con cussion and was treated without hospitalization.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||1565239.015||36||M||Non Hospitalized injury||Mixing and blending machine operators|
|2||1565239.015||43||M||Hospitalized injury||Mixing and blending machine operators|