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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201390382 - Employee Killed In Coal Dust Explosion

Accident: 201390382 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12719843001/08/20024911Wisconsin Electric Power Co

Two employees were bringing a coal-fired boiler on line. The coal feeding system had not been purged properly, and there was an excessive amount of coal dust left in the system. When the boiler was ignited, the excess coal dust exploded, killing one of the employees.

Keywords: burn, coal dust, work rules, boiler, explosion, elec utility work

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127198430 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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