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Accident: 111632.015 - Employee Sustains Burns When Steel Drum Explodes

Accident: 111632.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 12/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364700.01512/07/2018Kearny Steel Container Corp
At 12:30 p.m. on December 3, 2018, an employee was performing grinding operation s on pre-owned chemical steel drums for restoration. While grinding, the steel d rum exploded, releasing fire and debris. The employee sustained partial thicknes s burns to the arms, legs and face. The explosion was due to fire and possible c ombustible & flammable liquids.
Keywords: arm, burn, combustible liquid, drum, explosion, face, fire, flammable liquid, grinder, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1364700.015 40 M Hospitalized injury

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