Accident Report Detail
Accident: 660712 - Two Employees Injured When Oven Explodes
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|103416475||05/18/1989||3728||General Electric Company|
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 15, 1989, Employee #1, a spray painter, finished spray painting the outside of two aircraft fuel flow meters. He then filled each of the pre-calibrated flow meters with approximately 1 quart of Stoddard solvent. The solvent acts as a lubricant and prevents the internal bearings from drying out while the paint is baked onto the outer casings. As Employee #1 was placing the second of two meters into a preheated electric drying oven, the base of the meter fell off, releasing the solvent in the oven. The solvent instantly vaporized and exploded. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns. Employee #2, who was in training and was watching the operation, sustained burns to his face. Employee #1 had performed this operation for 3 years.
|1||103416475||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|2||103416475||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|