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Accident: 170888150 - Employee Killed In Flash Fire When Dry Metal Powder Ignites

Accident: 170888150 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12550143704/29/19963567Retech
Employee #1 was blending dry metal powder in an open blender in the powder testing/training area of the plant. He was using an equipment prototype when the dry metal powder suspended in the air resulted in a flash fire. Employee #1 sustained serious burns and was killed. He was engaged in his regularly assigned work at the time of the accident.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, test equipment, air contamination, chemical burn, combustible dust, powder, testing lab
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125501437 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Industrial engineering technicians

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