Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14252159 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Drum
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|3049301||11/09/1988||5093||0||Grossman Iron & Steel Company, Inc.|
Abstract: Employee #1, working alone, had cut the tops off five 55-gallon steel drums that had contained a flammable liquid, using a standard cutting torch. As he started to cut the top off the sixth drum, it exploded. The top of the drum separated, struck Employee #1 in the head, and landed 200 ft away. Employee #1 was wearing welding glasses, gloves, and a respirator. He was semiconscious when he was transported to the hospital.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||3049301||Hospitalized injury||Hernia||Occupation not reported|