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Accident: 170096481 - Employee Killed When Fly Ash Catches Fire

Accident: 170096481 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 12/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11534194312/18/19955211Kinnear Division Of Wayne Dalton Corp
The filter system for a hog-fueled boiler had become plugged up. Employee #1, a maintenance man, opened a hatch to unplug the jam. The fly ash poured out, falling 17 ft to the ground. Embers ignited at ground level and the flames rapidly climbed the falling stream of fly ash. Employee #1 was burned to death.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, boiler, fire, clogged
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115341943 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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