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Accident: 14216204 - Six Employees Suffer Injuries In Explosion

Accident: 14216204 -- Report ID: 0150900 -- Event Date: 04/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10381045304/25/19959224Town Of West Hartford Fire Department
At approximately 11:30 a.m., on April 22, 1995, Employees #1 through #5 were being instructed as to the proper operation of a new extrication tool that was on loan for evaluation. When the hand unit was operated for testing, the controller and battery case exploded, sending pieces of the plastic case in all directions. Employee #1 suffered a laceration to his neck; Employee #2 suffered a laceration to his right arm; Employee #3 suffered a sprain to his neck and back; and Employees #4 and #5 complained of ringing ears. Employee #6 suffered a chemical-type injury to his hands while treating Employee #1. All employees were transported by ambulance to a hospital, where they were treated and released.
Keywords: battery, test equipment, back, explosion, laceration, neck, arm, flying object, sprain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Firefighting occupations
2 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
3 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Firefighting occupations
4 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Firefighting occupations
5 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
6 103810453 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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