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Accident: 14549901 - Charge Bucket Exploded

Accident: 14549901 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 11/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1517209112/04/19843321Camden Casting Center
A CHARGE BUCKET FILLED WITH SCRAP METAL WAS PREHEATED, THEN PLACED OVER THE #1 FURNACE. JUST BEFORE THE BUCKET WAS READY TO BE DISCHARGED INTO THE FURNACE, THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION IN THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE BUCKET. PART OF THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BUCKET WAS BLOWN AWAY, ALLOWING HEATED SCRAP METAL AND MOLTEN METAL TO SPEW OUT. THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION IS UNKNOWN.
Keywords: furnace, explosion, scrap metal, charge bucket
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15172091 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Furnace, kiln and oven operators
2 15172091 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Furnace, kiln and oven operators
3 15172091 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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