Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170384283 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Blast Furnace Release

Accident: 170384283 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12398221704/10/19961542Davy Songer, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Daewoo excavator with a ram attachment for breaking concrete. He was on an 11 ft 6 in. wide ramp, trying to break out the refractory wall of a blast furnace. When the ram broke through the wall, hot coke, taconite, coal dust, and superheated steam rolled outward and engulfed the excavator and Employee #1. He was burned to death. Employee #2, who was in the area, was treated at the plant's infirmary for breathing difficulties.
Keywords: burn, furnace, respiratory, vapor, dismantling, blast furnace, construction, steam, air contamination, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123982217 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 123982217 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close