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Accident: 170253173 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Incinerator Door

Accident: 170253173 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 01/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11156853101/31/19903732Westport Shipyard Inc
At 8:00 a.m. on January 29, 1990, Employees #1 and #2 were assigned to light a wood-burning incinerator. This was not among their normal duties. When the incinerator was loaded with paper and wooden pallets, Employee #1 took a 5-gallon plastic bucket partially filled with gasoline and soaked the paper and pallets. He then lit a small piece of paper, threw it through the open incinerator door, and tried to close it. The gas ignited, causing the door to fly open and strike both employees. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: flammable liquid, work rules, fire, explosion, combustible liquid, incinerator, struck by, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111568531 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
2 111568531 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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