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Accident: 200620102 - Employee Suffers Smoke Inhalation In Dust Collector Fire

Accident: 200620102 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 06/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30044979006/25/19963399Hoeganaes Corp

Employee #1 and two coworkers were working when sparks from an abrasive disc cutting operation were drawn into the dust collection piping system. Sparks then entered the dust collector itself, where they ignited the steel powder inside. Employee #1 suffered from smoke inhalation while trying to extinguish the fire with portable dry chemical fire extinguishers.

Keywords: work rules, fire, inhalation, dust collector, smoke, spark, combustible dust, smoke inhalation

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300449790 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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