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Accident: 14383608 - Two Employees Killed, 25 Injured In Metal Dust Explosion

Accident: 14383608 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 02/28/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10654919903/01/19953751Weinmann, Inc.
Employees #1 through #27 were working inside a building that contained various equipment for assembling aluminum alloy bicycle rims. This equipment included three conveyor-fed booths in which brushing and polishing were done. The booths had exhaust systems that deposited the aluminum dust into an enclosed basement. Heat or sparks from wheels that were being polished or brushed caused a fire that traveled from a booth to the basement and resulted in a tremendous explosion and additional fire. Employees #1 and #2 died; Employees #3, #4, #5, and #6 were critically injured; ten more workers were hospitalized with various injuries; and eleven other workers were treated at the hospital and released.
Keywords: aluminum dust, work rules, fire, explosion, spark, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 106549199 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
5 106549199 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
9 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
10 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
11 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
12 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
13 106549199 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
14 106549199 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
15 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
16 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
17 106549199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
18 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
19 106549199 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
20 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
21 106549199 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
22 106549199 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
23 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
24 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
25 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
26 106549199 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
27 106549199 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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