Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200840213 - Employee Injured In Explosion Inside Metal Furnace
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|300604469||04/23/1997||3312||Laclede 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.
|1||300604469||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|