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Accident: 14464358 - Employee Burned In Churn Fire When Xylene And Dust Ignite

Accident: 14464358 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10392768705/11/19873069Uniroyal Plastics Inc.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on April 8, 1987, Employee #1 was adding several bags of combustible dust and xylene to a 500 gallon churn. The xylene and dust ignited, burning Employee #1's arms and face. He sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns over 17 percent of his body. Employee #1 died at the hospital due to unrelated circumstances.
Keywords: burn, work rules, xylene, fire, flowing material, arm, combustible dust, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103927687 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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