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Accident: 14233050 - Employee Burned In Aluminum Dust Explosion

Accident: 14233050 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 01/11/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10050309301/19/19893341Reading Alloys, Incorporated
An employee working on a melt line was using a hand brush to sweep aluminum dust into a mixing drum. A static electrical discharge ignited the aluminum dust and caused an explosion. The employee sustained second- and third-degree burns to his face, head, and torso. He died 6 days after the accident from complications of his injuries.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, e gi iii, aluminum dust, electrical, torso, explosion, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100503093 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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