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Accident: 170900492 - Employee Sustains Burns When Flash Powder Explodes

Accident: 170900492 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004241105/14/19977812Abc Inc
Employee #1 was disposing of some excess old flash powder used in pyrotechnic displays in the production of movies. It exploded, and he suffered burns to his hands, arms, face, and chest. The MSDS for this product states that the preferred method of disposal is burning in quantities not to exceed 1/2 oz. The quantity involved in this incident was approximately 1 lb.
Keywords: chest, work rules, explosion, chemical burn, arm, combustible dust, powder, face, pyrotechnics, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120042411 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Carpenters

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