Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14523187 - 2 Employees Killed In Dust Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14523187 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 09/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10014583809/15/19864491Lower Lake Dock Co.
AT APPROXIMATELY 6:55 PM ON SEPTEMBER 13, 1986, A FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE #2 ENCLOSED BRIDGE CONVEYOR. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 TOOK PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND ENTERED THE BRIDGE CONVEYOR TO PUT OUT THE BELT FIRE. THEY WERE APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET ONTO THE CONVEYOR LINE AND 200 FEET FROM THE BURNING BELT WHEN THE CONVEYOR BELT PARTED. THE BURNING BELT ROLLED DOWN THE INCLINE, CAUSING TWO DUST EXPLOSIONS WHICH, ALONG WITH THE FIRE, CAUSED THEIR DEATH. THEIR BODIES WERE FOUND APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET FORM THE ENTRANCE, WHICH WAS ABLAZE. EXCESSIVE SMOKE AND FUMES BLOCKED THEIR EGRESS FROM THE CONVEYOR.
Keywords: dust, fire, explosion, smoke, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100145838 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 100145838 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close