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Accident: 128129.015 - Employee Incurs Fractures In Air Dryer Explosion

Accident: 128129.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414216.01507/09/2019Burke Brands, Llc
At 8:15 a.m. on July 9, 2019, an employee and his coworkers were asked to put tr ays of coffee beans that had been soaked with bourbon into the Sinton Electrical Air Dryer, Model XTDC-101-8A, to dry the beans at 180 degrees. It was reported that the dryer was making a "clicking" noise while being tested day prior to the accident. After 15 minutes of being used to dry the coffee beans, the dryer ex ploded. The employee was standing about 10 feet away from the dryer when it expl oded. The employee was hospitalized to treat multiple fractures.
Keywords: alcohol, blunt force, blunt force trauma, dryer, explosion, fracture, ignite, ignition, spark
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1414216.015 30 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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