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Accident: 200263259 - One Employee Is Killed,Two Employees Injured In Explosion

Accident: 200263259 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31112790608/10/20072421Deltic Timber Corporation

At 11:30 p.m. on August 9, 2007, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working at a mill that used a pneumatic system for dust collection. That area of the mill, approximately 10-ft by 15-ft, was enclosed to contain the noise of that system. There was an explosion and fire, which caused the mill's enclosure to blow apart. Employees #1 and #2 were inside the enclosure, and Employee #3 was outside the enclosure, when the explosion happened. The employees sustained second and third degree burns. Employees #1 and #2 were transported to LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, where they were hospitalized. Employee #3 was transported by air to Regional Medical in Memphis, Tennessee, where he died on August 31, 2007 due to complications from his burn injuries.

Keywords: burn, enclosed space, dust collector, explosion, mill--plant

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311127906 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 311127906 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 311127906 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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