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Accident: 170630149 - Six Employees Burned When Sawdust Explodes

Accident: 170630149 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/29/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987455009/29/19955211Saroyan Lumber Co
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on September 29, 1995, Employees #1 through #6, of Saroyan Lumber, were coming from lunch break together in a group. As they were walking by the containment room, where a hatch is opened to dump sawdust on the floor, an explosion occurred and a huge ball of fire engulfed the six employees. All six sustained first-, second-,and third-degree burns on their bodies, faces, arms, and legs. They were taken to Sherman Oaks Burn Center. Employees #1, #2, and #3 are still in the hospital with Employee #2 listed in critical condition. Employees #4, #5, and #6 are being treated as outpatients.
Keywords: burn, sawdust, fire, torso, explosion, arm, combustible dust, face, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119874550 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 119874550 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 119874550 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 119874550 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 119874550 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 119874550 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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