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Accident: 53246.015 - Employee Is Caught In A Flash Fire And Later Dies

Accident: 53246.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 10/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
943083.01510/09/2013Rohm & Haas Electronic Materials, Llc

At 12:00 p.m. on October 9, 2013, Employee #1 was carrying a stainless steel ket tle that contained an air and water sensitive chemical (trimethylindium), wearin g fire retardant clothing. The kettle exploded and caused a flash fire. The empl oyee suffered severe burns and blunt force trauma to his body. Employee #1 was a ir lifted to the hospital, but later died.

Keywords: chemical burn, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, explosion, fire, ppe, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 943083.015 51 M Fatality

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