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Accident: 14490379 - Employees Injured In Aluminum Dust Explosion

Accident: 14490379 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 02/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10017966202/04/19873479Fluoro Film Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS REMOVING (GRINDING) TEFCON COATINGS FROM ALUMINUM FUSER ROLLS WHEN AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED. HE SUFFERED BURNS OVER 90% OF HIS BODY AND DIED. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH BURNS OVER 25% OF HIS UPPER BODY. EMPLOYEES #3 AND #4 WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR SMOKE INHALATION. EMPLOYEE #5 WAS TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION AND RELEASED. EMPLOYEE #6 WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SHOCK (10 DAYS) AND REMAINS OFF WORK. ALL THE OTHERS HAVE RETURNED TO WORK.
Keywords: burn, shock, dust, aluminum dust, explosion, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100179662 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 100179662 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 100179662 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 100179662 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 100179662 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 100179662 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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