Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14206783 - One Employee Injured By Smelter Furnace Fire
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|3144334||06/25/1986||3339||Hanna Nickel Smelting Co|
At 2:00 a.m. on June 22, 1986, Employee #1 walked outside the smelter mixer control room to close two observation doors on smelt furnace #2. Employee #1 was facing furnace #2 which is located 12 ft from the control room door. Furnace #1 was 25 ft behind him when a carbon electrode was dropped into the smelt pot causing a fire and igniting Employee #1's clothes. Two co-workers extinguished the fire on Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns to his hands, neck and upper legs. Employee #1 was not wearing personal protective clothing for the work environment.
|1||3144334||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Furnace, kiln and oven operators|