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Accident: 170724744 - Employee Injured In Fall Escaping From Rice Dust Explosion

Accident: 170724744 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 07/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12568539608/04/19992044Calif Pacific Rice Milling Ltd
On July 22, 1999, Employee #1, a welder for a rice mill and storage company, was on a scissor lift when there was an explosion of rice bran dust. To escape the fireball, he dove through the guardrails of the scissor lift, aiming to land in a pile of bran at least 20 ft below. His lower legs struck the concrete floor and he sustained three fractures to his right foot and injuries to his left knee and left foot. He also suffered a minor burn on the back of his neck. A coworker who managed to land in the pile of bran claimed to be unhurt, except for some singed hair.
Keywords: burn, fracture, work rules, fire, welder, explosion, combustible dust, grain dust, housekeeping, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125685396 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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