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Accident: 14425250 - Employee Killed By Shrapnel From Furnace Blast

Accident: 14425250 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 04/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10669487004/08/19923339The Doe Run Company
Employee #1, the blast furnace foreman, was supervising the blasting of a blast furnace. A 2 in. pipe was driven down into the furnace from the top feed floor. After the pipe was cooled with water, a stick of dynamite and a blasting cap were inserted into the pipe. While standing approximately 30 ft away in the line of sight, Employee #1 gave the OK to detonate the charge. The charge was detonated above the floor and shrapnel shot into the air. A piece punctured the employee's chest and killed him.
Keywords: chest, blasting, explosives, blast furnace, dynamite, explosion, struck by, flying object, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106694870 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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