Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 200540128 - Employee Dies Of Burns After Iron Dust Explosion And Fire
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|300379336||01/03/1997||3399||0||Penn Steel Corporation|
Abstract: On December 24, 1996, Employee #1 was using a skip hoist and monorail system to raise a 1,000 lb, 55 gallon drum of metal iron dust. The drum overturned and dust spilled outside the separation system and throughout the work area, covering both Employee #1 and an operating forklift. The dust exploded, igniting Employee #1's clothes. He sustained burns over 90 percent of his body, and died on December 29, 1996.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||300379336||Fatality||Burn(Chemical)||Occupation not reported|