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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170868913 - Employee Burned In Flash Fire At Lehr

Accident: 170868913 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/16/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576597408/16/19963221Anchor Glass Container Corporation
Employee #1, who worked for a glass manufacturer, was changing the compressed gas bottle of treatment material at the lehr. The connection is a two valve system. The liquid valve was jarred during delivery or installation so that treatment material escaped once the valve connection was opened. When the material contacted the lehr, it ignited in a flash fire. Employee #1 sustained burns and was treated on site before being transported by helicopter to a hospital.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, unsecured, fire, valve, combustible liquid, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125765974 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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