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Accident: 200840213 - Employee Injured In Explosion Inside Metal Furnace

Accident: 200840213 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 04/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30060446904/23/19973312Laclede Steel Company

Employee #1 was working approximately 40 ft away from an electric arc metal furnace. A violent reaction took place inside and hot metal was blown out the slag door, striking Employee #1. He sustained burns, for which he was hospitalized. Apparently some moisture had found its way into the furnace refractory during a maintenance shutdown, and this had triggered the explosion.

Keywords: burn, maintenance, molten slag, explosion, molten metal, chemical reaction, struck by, flying object, melting furnace, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300604469 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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