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Accident: 14504690 - Employee Killed When Primer Mixture Explodes

Accident: 14504690 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 12/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10664138412/11/19903482Olin Corp./Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Employee #1 was working alone, preparing a primer mixture containing lead styphnate and other explosive materials. He was using an automatic timer to combine the materials in a bowl from a remote location. Once the slurry was mixed, he entered the mixing room to push the materials down the sides of the bowl with a sponge. At some point, the 12 1/2 lb mixture exploded, killing Employee #1 instantly. The exact cause of the explosion is unknown.
Keywords: explosives, explosive mixing, work rules, explosion, chemical reaction, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106641384 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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