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Accident: 105185.015 - Employee Is Caught By Drum Lid During Explosion And Is Hospi

Accident: 105185.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313153.01505/02/2018Pci Procoaters, Inc.
At 6:15 a.m. on April 26, 2018, an employee was cutting the top off four 55 gallon drums that used to contained MEK or 2-Butanone. The employee cut the top off of three drums and placed his torch on top of the fourth drum prior to cutting it and the drum exploded. The employee was struck by the top and was hospitalized with multiple facial fractures and head trauma.
Keywords: struck by, head, fracture, flying object, flammable vapors, fire, face, drum, explosion, chemical vapor, torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1313153.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration

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