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Accident: 14312102 - Five Employees Splashed With Molten Aluminum

Accident: 14312102 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 06/16/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10072709806/16/19863341Aluminum Smelters Of N.J., Inc.
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on June 16, 1986, Employees #1 through #5 were casting 9 in. wide, 25 ft long aluminum billets. At the beginning of the drop the table in the pit malfunctioned, making it necessary to terminate the drop. The molten aluminum was then diverted through two gates to two collection pots. Water had been allowed to accumulate in these pots and when the molten aluminum was poured into them an explosion took place. Employees #1 through #5 were sprayed with hot metal. Employee #1 was seriously burned and was hospitalized for several weeks. Employees #2 through #5 suffered less serious burns and were treated and released.
Keywords: burn, caster, work rules, explosion, molten metal, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100727098 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 100727098 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 100727098 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 100727098 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 100727098 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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