Accident Report Detail
Accident: 869024 - Employee Dies After Burned In Hopper Dust Explosion
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Employee #1 was cleaning prex hopper #13. He opened the door to put a drop light inside. Laying the light on the bottom of the hopper, he then used a water hose to hose down the inside of the hopper. Because the light didn't have a guard, the bulb was exposed. Water hitting and breaking the bulb caused a dust explosion. Employee #1 suffered burns over 30 percent of his body. Ten days later, Employee #1 died. The light was approved for use in a class II hazardous location.
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