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Accident: 14297337 - Two Employees Injured When Carbon Monoxide Ignites

Accident: 14297337 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 11/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
285783711/27/19852816Scm Corporation
Employees #1 and #2 were repairing a flange on a vessel used to manufacture titanium dioxide, of which carbon monoxide is a byproduct. Carbon monoxide within the vessel ignited, causing pressure to be released at the opening where they were working. Employee #1 was struck on the chest by hot gases, sustaining second-degree burns. He, in turn, knocked into Employee #2 and both men fell to the floor. Employee #2 sustained bruises and contusions. The vessel contains hot coals that heat it to 1,750 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keywords: burn, chest, repair, flammable vapors, fall, struck by, carbon monoxide, pressure release, contusion, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2857837 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous hand working occupations
2 2857837 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Welders and cutters

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