Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170883623 - Employee Burned By Liquid Aluminum
|M Stephens Manufacturing Inc
Abstract: Employee #1 was operating an aluminum die cast machine when he dropped his ladle into the liquid aluminum filled crucible. A coworker used a scoop to retrieve the ladle, then threw it on the floor because of its heat. Water was used to cool it. When the ladle was used again, an explosion occurred. Employee #1 sustained burns and was hospitalized. According to the supervisor, explosions occur when water or something cold comes in contact with the hot aluminum liquid. Splashing also occurs when something is dropped into the melting pot.
|Nature of Injury
|Molding and casting machine operators