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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200754570 - Two Employees Are Burned When Chemical Mixture Explodes

Accident: 200754570 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/11/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11253205608/12/20028731Battelle Memorial Institute

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 11, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were transferring a highly energetic mixture of aluminum flake and ammonium perchlorate when the mixture ignited and exploded. Both employees sustained serious burns and were hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, aluminum dust, ppe, explosive mixing, work rules, fire, explosion, chemical reaction, struck by, combustible dust

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112532056 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 112532056 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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