Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14330468 - One Employee Killed, Two Burned By Ignited Aluminum Dust
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Employees #1, #2 and #3 were in the area of a dry-type dust collection device that was being used to collect aluminum and steel dust from a grinder/polisher. The steel dust created heat and sparks, which ignited the aluminum dust in the dust collector. Employee #1 noticed smoke and flames and attempted to extinguish the fire using an H2O fire extinguisher. The fire increased rapidly in intensity, burning Employees #1, #2, and #3, and knocking Employees #1 and #3 to the floor. Employee #1 died of first-, second- and third-degree burns. Employees #2 and #3 sustained first-degree burns.
|1||18221762||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|2||18221762||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|3||18221762||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|