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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14436521 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Explosion

Accident: 14436521 -- Report ID: 0931600 -- Event Date: 01/09/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11794875201/09/19952892Pacific Scientific
Workers had been working with HIPEL 912 blend (an explosive). Excess propellant was stored in the area over the weekend. Employee #2 mixed cleaning oil with residue propellant to clean the machine. An explosion resulted, killing Employee #1 and injuring Employee #2.
Keywords: explosives, work rules, cleaning, explosion, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 117948752 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 117948752 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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