Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201321528 - Foundry Worker Is Burned By Molten Iron, Later Dies
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|312979925||04/12/2010||3321||Victaulic Company Of America|
On April 12, 2010, Employee #1 and Employee #2, who worked for a pipe joining company, were working on a deck as operators during a production process that uses two outpour furnaces to produce ductile iron pipe fitting components. Cooling water had been introduced into the iron, which resulted in over pressurization of the vessel. Over 9,000 lbs of molten iron was expelled from the vessel, a catastrophic expulsion. When the iron was expelled from the furnace, Employee #1 and Employee #2 sustained serious burns and required hospitalization. Employee #1 later died of her injuries at the hospital.
|1||312979925||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Furnace, kiln and oven operators|