Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200340313 - Employee Killed After Charge Is Detonated
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|106051576||08/17/2001||7699||Philip Services/North Central, Inc.|
Employee #1 was positioned inside a boiler located at a power generation station for the purpose of deslagging the boiler with binary explosives. A second employee whose task was to detonate the explosives left his post on the outside of the boiler and entered an adjacent area inside the boiler while Employee #1 had an explosive charge in his possession. A third employee assumed the post of the second employee, thought he was told by Employee #1 to detonate the charge, and then did detonate the charge fatally wounding Employee #1.