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Accident: 14273452 - Employees Injured By Unplanned Detonation

Accident: 14273452 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10098732001/18/19901623Gibbs & Son Pole Line Construction Inc.
Some employees were excavating a hole for an electric light pole. They had drilled two holes and loaded them with two to five sticks of 40 percent dynamite. They were using a 6-volt battery to detonate the dynamite when an unplanned detonation occurred, injuring both employees. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: battery, eye, dynamite, explosion, laceration, struck by, flying object, detonator lead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100987320 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 100987320 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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