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Accident: 200901155 - Two Employees Are Killed And One Injured In Boiler Explosion

Accident: 200901155 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30377206508/19/20022621Durango - Georgia Paper Company

On August 17, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were attempting to relight the Number 2 recovery boiler. They were standing at the fuel oil gun ports on the first floor when the boiler exploded, spraying out steam and condensate, hot black liquor, smelt, and boiler parts over the surrounding area. Employees #1 and #2 suffered severe scalding and chemical burns and were killed. Employee #3, who was working in the basement approximately 50 feet west of the boiler, also suffered severe scalding and chemical burns, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, ppe, pressure vessel, boiler, explosion, paper, chemical burn, flying object, process safety, mill--plant

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303772065 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Production helpers
2 303772065 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Production helpers
3 303772065 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Production helpers

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