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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 1000769 - Employee Injured When Struck By Exploding Boiler Door

Accident: 1000769 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1853004807/19/19882262Kolortex Corporation
At or about 8 a.m., Employee #1, the plant engineer, and the maintenance superintendent had checked for a problem with the gas flame of the Dowtherm boiler (heater) unit. They could find nothing wrong and Employee #1 instructed the superintendent to fire it off. The superintendent left the boiler room and went outside the plant building to the control panel to ignite the unit while Employee #1 remained in the boiler room. Upon ignition of the unit, the boiler door was blown off, apparently due to a gas leak and vaporization of leaking oil used in the coil. Employee #1 sustained a mild concussion and a jaw fracture.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, boiler, explosion, gas leak, struck by, concussion, flying object, face, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18530048 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Mechanical engineering technicians

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