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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200330256 - Employee Burned When Volatile Powder Wafers Ignite

Accident: 200330256 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30023799711/25/19982892Technical Ordnance, Inc.

Employee #1, age 18, was working alone in a production building, handling wafers formed of volatile powders, when the wafers ignited and started a fire. Employee #1 suffered severe burns over his upper body, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, dust, work rules, fire, chemical reaction, manual mat handling, combustible dust

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300237997 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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