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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170718076 - Employee Severely Burned In Boiler Explosion

Accident: 170718076 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/05/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202983009/08/19922493Masonite Corporation
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on September 5, 1992 Employee #1, an electrician, was at the Masonite Corporation in Ukiah, CA, when a fire occurred in the company's boiler house. Employee #1 helped to start the fire-fighting equipment, then started to secure the electric system. He had turned off panel MCC 7A-7D and was walking past the fan motor control panel toward the boiler room's south door when the control panel exploded. Employee #1 sustained a broken left leg and arm and 1st- and 2nd-degree burns and was transported to Ukiah Medical Center. The employer was cited for not reporting the accident to OSHA.
Keywords: burn, fracture, boiler, electrician, fire, explosion, arm, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112029830 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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