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Accident: 170192561 - Two Employees Burned When Drum Explodes

Accident: 170192561 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11201183810/09/19913569Michinery Land Inc
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on September 24, 1991, Employees #1 and #2, of Machinery Land, Inc., attempted to use a torch to cut in half a 55 gallon drum that had not been purged. The drum exploded and Employees #1 and #2 suffered burn injuries, for which they were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, torch, explosion, combustible liquid, purging, hand, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112011838 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 112011838 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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