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Accident: 14466478 - Two Employees Injured In Powder Explosion

Accident: 14466478 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/19/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10101416512/19/19862892Rtf Industries, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on December 18, 1986, Employees #1 and #2 were told to granulate a black powder substitute, called golden power, by a company vice-president. A Stokes Pharmaceutical and Chemical Equipment Company granulator was cleaned and set up with the proper screens. The first set had a coarse opening, approximately a #4 standard sieve, and approximately 100 pounds of powder was processed. The sieve was changed to the next smaller size and the process was started again. Employee #1 was alone in the room, operating the equipment, when the powder exploded. One of his legs was severed, and he suffered second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body. He also sustained compound fractures to his other leg, and it was surgically amputated the following day. Employee #2 suffered first-degree burns to his hands while trying to rescue Employee #1.
Keywords: burn, amputated, fire, explosion, combustible dust, powder, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101014165 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 101014165 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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