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Accident: 107435.015 - Two Employees Are Injured In Explosion

Accident: 107435.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 07/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1330880.01507/16/2018Aaron Equipment Company, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 2018, two employees were removing metal components on the outside of a piece of used process equipment called a centrifuge in order to replace the parts on a second centrifuge intended for resale. Employee #1 was having some trouble with the torch equipment and Employee #2 came to assist him with relighting it. Once the torch was relit, Employee #1 went back to work and an explosion occurred, catching both employees. Employees #1 and 2 were taken Loyola Burn ICU, Employee #1 was admitted where Employee #2 was released after treatment.
Keywords: torch, burn, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1330880.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinists

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