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Accident: 14432090 - One Employee Killed In Boiler Explosion, Another Injured

Accident: 14432090 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 05/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10721434805/15/19912621Stone Container Corporation
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 14, 1991, Employee #1 had been sent to relight the gas burners on the #4 black liquor recovery boiler. Employee #2 went with him. The boiler exploded and Employee #1 died in the hospital from burns to his lungs caused by steam and caustic chemicals. Employee #2 fell during the explosion and was bruised.
Keywords: burn, lung, caustic, boiler, steam, explosion, chemical burn, fall, chemical, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107214348 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 107214348 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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