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Accident: 201693827 - Employee Injures Arm In Boiler-Room Explosion

Accident: 201693827 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 05/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31475560405/09/20112038Windsor Foods Dba Golden Tiger

At approximately 5:20 a.m. on May 9, 2011, Employee #1 was working at a food processing facility as a temporary employee. The facility specialized in the manufacturing of an Asian appetizer. As Employee #1 was using a pallet jack to transport vegetables to the production area, she saw a flash coming from the facilities boiler room. She was located about 10 feet from the boiler room door when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 raised her right arm in an attempt to shield herself from the flying debris. She received a minor bruise on her right arm as a result of being struck by the exploding pieces. Emergency services were contacted and, upon their arrival, Employee #1 was taken to White Memorial Medical Center, where she was treated for her injury. The accident investigation revealed that the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak.

Keywords: food preparation, boiler, explosion, abrasion, gas leak, struck by, arm, flying object, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314755604 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Production helpers

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