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Accident: 14241475 - Employee Killed When Barrel Explodes

Accident: 14241475 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 05/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10906276005/16/19953691Eagle-Picher Industries Inc.
Employee #1 had asked for and was given three 55-gallon drums that had contained isopropyl alcohol. He wanted the drums for barrel racing competitions at a saddle club to which he belonged. He stored the drums in the plant maintenance shop and remained at the plant after work hours to weld shut their lids. On the last drum, he burned through the lid and ignited the alcohol vapors. The drum exploded and the top struck Employee #1 in the head. He suffered a concussion and was killed, suffering a concussion.
Keywords: head, isopropyl alcohol, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, welding, explosion, struck by, concussion, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109062760 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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