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Accident: 170391627 - Three Employees Injured In Release From Blast Furnace

Accident: 170391627 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30201067308/22/20003312U.S. Steel Gary Works
Employees #1 and #2 were working at a blast furnace when they were exposed to a release of iron cast. They suffered lung injuries from fire and smoke inhalation, and were hospitalized. Employee #3, a fire fighter, was hospitalized for heat exhaustion.
Keywords: firefighter, work rules, fire, blast furnace, molten metal, respiratory tract, heat exhaustion, accidental discharge, smoke inhalation, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302010673 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
2 302010673 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations
3 302010673 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, extractive occupations

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