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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14257562 - Employees Burned And Struck By Flying Parts After Explosion

Accident: 14257562 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1498799411/08/19842657Rexham Corporation Pineville Plant
ON NOVEMBER 6, 1984, AT 4:20 PM, EMPLOYEES #1-6 WERE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL TO THE CLUTCH OF A ROYAL ZENITH PLANETA SUPER VARIANT OFFSET PRESS. THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE GLAZE FROM THE CLUTCH TO PREVENT IT FROM SLIPPING. AS EMPLOYEE #1 PLACED THE COVER PLATE OVER THE CLUTCH, THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT UNIT ONE, OVER THE CLUTCH, AND UNIT SEVEN, AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE MACHINE. EMPLOYEES #1-6 RECEIVED BURNS AND FRACTURES FROM THE FLYING DEBRIS. EMPLOYEES #7-9 WERE AT THE DISCHARGE END OF A MIEHLE 6 COLOR PRESS WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 80 FEET FROM UNIT 7 OF THE ZENITH PRESS. THESE THREE EMPLOYEES WERE STRUCK BY FLYING METAL FROM THE COVER OF THE EXPLODING GEAR BOX. EMPLOYEE #10 WAS AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE MIEHLE 6 COLOR PRESS. HIS CHEST WAS STRAINED AS A RESULT OF THE BLAST IMPACT FROM UNIT ONE OF THE ROYAL ZENITH PRESS.
Keywords: burn, chest, fracture, printing press, isopropyl alcohol, clutch, fire, explosion, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 14987994 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, production occupations
3 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Managers and administrators, n.e.c
4 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chief exec's & gen'l administrators, public admin.
5 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Printing machine operators
6 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Printing machine operators
7 14987994 Hospitalized injury Concussion Printing machine operators
8 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Printing machine operators
9 14987994 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations
10 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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