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Accident: 201856358 - Employee Is Killed When Aluminum Powder Ignites

Accident: 201856358 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30506146705/20/20022865Eckart America Corporation

On May 28, 2002, Employee #1 was troubleshooting an aluminum powder conveyor vessel when a static charge ignited the aluminum powder and a flash fire erupted. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns and was killed.

Keywords: burn, maintenance, static electricity, aluminum dust, work rules, fire, conveyor, combustible dust

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305061467 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Machinery maintenance occupations

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