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Accident: 14321160 - Employee Asphyxiated By Open Blast Furnace

Accident: 14321160 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 12/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10283867912/28/19891799Kreamer & Company, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10283866112/28/19893341Franklin Smelting & Refining Co
On December 27, 1989, Employee #1 was working for a contractor repairing a "skip bucket" on the east side of a blast furnace at a copper smelting firm. The blast furnace was in operation. The employee was working on a platform above a chute to a blast furnace door. The blast furnace door unexpectedly opened, sending gasses from the furnace to the platform on which the employee was standing. Employee #1 was overcome by the furnace gases and died.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ppe, toxic fumes, work platform, carbon monoxide, platform, maintenance, blast furnace, mech malfunction, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102838679 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 102838661 Occupation Not Listed

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