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Accident: 170719272 - One Employee Suffer Burns; Another Has Chest Pains

Accident: 170719272 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006923205/26/19937699California Amplifier
About 12:42 p.m. on April 1, 1993, Employee #1 was using a pedestal grinder to smooth a magnesium housing for satellite dish controls. The belt for the abrasive grinder broke and may have struck the inside of the metal guard causing a spark which ignited the magnesium dust. Employee #1 was burned. Employee #2, who was working in the accounting office, located away from the fire incident area, experienced chest pains. Employees #1 and #2 were taken to Pleasant Valley Hospital where they were treated and released.
Keywords: burn, fire, broken cable, inhalation, spark, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120069232 Non Hospitalized injury Other Bookkeepers, accounting and auditing clerks
2 120069232 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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