Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201201373 - Employee'S Face And Neck Burned In Chemical Flash Fire
|Oregon Metallurgical Corporation
Abstract: Employee #1 was disconnecting the transfer line and was working on a flange in the line when the unmelted orifice plate fell from the flange, releasing hot magnesium chloride and magnesium fumes into the air. The vapors reacted instantly with the air, creating a flash fire. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns to his neck and face. He was transported by ambulance to Albany General Hospital, and later transferred to the Emanuel Burn Center.
|Nature of Injury
|Occupation not reported