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Accident: 170386601 - Seven Employees Injured In Blast Furnace Explosion

Accident: 170386601 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12398124304/03/19963312U.S. Steel Gary Works
Employees #1 through #7 were injured in an explosion near the No. 3 tap hole of the No. 13 blast furnace. Employees #1 through #3 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: furnace, blast furnace, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123981243 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Furnace, kiln and oven operators
3 123981243 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Furnace, kiln and oven operators
4 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Furnace, kiln and oven operators
5 123981243 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, material moving equipment operators
6 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane and tower operators
7 123981243 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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