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Accident: 127876.015 - Two Employees Are Burned After Heater Catches Fire, Explodes

Accident: 127876.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482588.01507/10/2020Tyson Poultry, Inc.
At 2:00 a.m. on July 9, 2020, an Employee #1 was checking meters on a Fulton hea ter with Employee #2. The fulton heater caught fire which originated from an unk nown cause. The fire engulfed the area causing an explosion and injuring the two employees, who left the building. Employee #1 sustained burns to the face and E mployee #2 sustained burns to the neck, arms and back. Both employees required hospitalization.
Keywords: arm, back, burn, explosion, face, fire, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, heater, inadequate maint, inexperience, maintenance, malfunction, mech malfunction, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482588.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
2 1482588.015 30 M Hospitalized injury

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