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Accident: 14447809 - Grain Elevator Explosion

Accident: 14447809 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/11/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1492837805/14/19845153Lake Lillian Farmers Elevator
On May 11, 1984, at approximately 11:00 am, Employees #1 and #2 were grinding feed in the elevator feed grinding room. Employee #3 was in the office. He heard a rumbling in the feed grinding room and went to investigate. As Employee #3 entered the room he saw the burr mill vibrating, indicating a problem. Employee #3 looked at the other two just as an explosion occurred. Two more explosions followed. Employee #1 suffered burns over 90 percent of his body. Employee #2 had burns over 30 percent of his body. Employee #3 had less severe burns, but was also hospitalized. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized in critical condition in a hospital burn center.
Keywords: burn, milling machine, explosion, grain elevator, grinding room
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14928378 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
2 14928378 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
3 14928378 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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