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Accident: 200001345 - Employee Killed In Explosion Of Charcoal Dust

Accident: 200001345 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 02/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30320376402/04/20002861Royal Oak Enterprises
Employee #1 and a coworker were near a charcoal storage area where a fire had just occurred. When the fire was believed to be out, Employee #1 tried to lower an overhead door into the area. Smoldering charcoal dust was released into the air, resulting in a flash fire Employee #1 was engulfed by the explosion and died as a result of his injuries. The coworkers sustained burns and was flown to a nearby burn unit for treatment.
Keywords: burn, dust, work rules, fire, explosion, combustible dust, storage area
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303203764 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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