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Accident: 170071468 - Employee Dies In Boiler Explosion

Accident: 170071468 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 11/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447521511/09/19906512T. A. Gorman
Employee #1, who was helping a coworker repair a boiler, was standing at the rear of the boiler waiting for the burner to ignite. When the burner ignited, the boiler exploded from an accumulation of fuel gas. The rear of the boiler detached and fell onto Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: repair, gas-fired boiler, explosion venting, work rules, boiler, explosion, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104475215 Fatality Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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