Accident Report Detail
Accident: 597617 - One Employee Killed, Others Injured When Burned
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|107177982||09/15/1992||2621||Augusta Newsprint Co.|
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 3, 1992, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were unplugging a bark boiler ash hopper. Employee #3 was stationed at a fire hose. Employee #2 was using a rod to dislodge hot clinkers. Employee #1 was using a potato rake to remove the clinkers. A bridge of ash had formed above the clinkers in the hopper. After the clinkers were removed, the bridge of hot ash dislodged and clouded the area outside the hopper. Employee #1 crawled on his hands and knees through the live ash, which was approximately 10 to 18 in. thick, to an opened window. Employee #3 used the fire hose in an attempt to settle the thick ash. Employee #1 sustained 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns over 75 percent of his body. He died. Employees #2 and #3 sustained minor burns on their feet.
|1||107177982||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|2||107177982||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|3||107177982||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|