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Accident: 170402192 - Employee Dies After Jumping From Window To Escape Fire

Accident: 170402192 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11408883408/18/19952819Fmc Corporation
A fire started in a warehouse that stored persulfates (sodium, potassium, and ammonium). Five employees were hospitalized and Employee #1 died. He was in a control room at the time of the fire and allegedly jumped out of a window and fell approximately 18 feet. Fire investigators believe the fire was started by a decomposed "super sack" of sodium persulfate. The facility also manufactures persulfates.
Keywords: fire, chemical reaction, fall, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114088834 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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