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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 868984 - Employee Died Due To Burns From Exploding Furnace

Accident: 868984 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 03/12/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
223282504/01/19853324T R W Minerva Plant

An employee was working on a number 4000 open air electric induction furnace. The furnace exploded and splattered molten hot metal onto the employee. He suffered severe burns and died. Two other employees present also suffered severe burns.

Keywords: burn, furnace, maintenance, explosion, molten metal, concussion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2232825 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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