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Accident: 108482.015 - Five Employees Sustain Burns From Molten Metal

Accident: 108482.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340635.01508/22/2018Liberty Casting Company, Llc
At 10:00 p.m. on August 21, 2018, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were working in the melt department during a furnace tap from furnace #3 into a tundish ladle . When the pour was completed from furnace #3 into the ladle, there was a reacti on of the molten gray iron with moisture in the recently repaired/lined tundish ladle. Molten metal was violently ejected out of the top of the tundish ladle, t raveling nearly 50 feet. All five employees sustained first, second and third de gree burns on their bodies. Four of the five employees were hospitalized for tre atment. There were also unintentional fires in the area that were secondary to t he accident.
Keywords: burn, chemical reaction, ejected, fire, furnace, ladle, molten metal
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340635.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 1340635.015 39 M Non Hospitalized injury Crane Operator
3 1340635.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
4 1340635.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, production occupations
5 1340635.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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