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Accident: 201509403 - Worker Suffers Second And Third Degree Burns From Blast

Accident: 201509403 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31235743708/28/20095093Custom Alloy Scrap Sales Inc.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 28, 2009, Employee #1 of Custom Alloy Scrap Sales Inc. was charging a sifter with powdered aluminum aggregate. He was located on a forklift-mounted platform approximately 7.3 feet in the air. Using a shovel he placed aggregate into the sifter. A spark was observed from the sifter vibrator assembly igniting the combustible aluminum dust. Employee #1 was engulfed in an approximately 12-foot fire blast and was hospitalized for second and third degree burns.

Keywords: burn, explosion, industrial truck, spark, combustible dust

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312357437 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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