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Accident: 200801785 - Two Employees Are Injured In Explosion

Accident: 200801785 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 02/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30838805702/06/20072499Risley Pellet Solutions Llc

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on February 6, 2007, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working to manufacture wood fuel pellets. The hammer mill and pellet mill were operating, when an explosion or explosions occurred, which was caused by wood dust. Employee #1 was in the control room on the main floor and Employee #2 was in the sample room at the time of the explosion. Employee #1 crawled out of the control room and was assisted by Employee #2 and a police officer. Employee #2 escaped from the sample room after the explosion and had minor injuries. Employee #1 suffered a broken leg and minor injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, wood chips, dust, control lever, milling machine, explosion, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308388057 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported
2 308388057 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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