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Accident: 14302301 - Boiler Explosion Kills One Employee

Accident: 14302301 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 10/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10470715310/21/19872911Navajo Refining Company, Llc
On October 21, 1987, Employee # 1 was in the process of lighting the pilot to a boiler. He was approximately 3 ft. from the west end of the boiler, inside of an enclosure. Employee #2 was standing nearby, approximately 5 ft. west of the boiler, just outside of the enclosure. The boiler exploded, due to the presence of gas in the boiler. Employee #1 was struck in the head by flying debris and killed. Employee #2 was in a state of shock, but otherwise not injured and was not hospitalized.
Keywords: head, shock, amputated, pressure vessel, boiler, explosion, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104707153 Fatality Concussion Furnace, kiln and oven operators
2 104707153 Non Hospitalized injury Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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