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Accident: 200011245 - One Employee Killed, One Burned, In Fireworks Explosion

Accident: 200011245 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 09/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30319579609/22/20002899Pyro Products, Inc.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on September 21, 2000, Employees #1 and #2, production workers at a pyrotechnics manufacturer, were finishing the day's production activities. Employee #1 was storing unused fireworks in a day box (magazine) outside of production building #1 when the explosive materials in the box ignited. The resulting explosion tore through half of the two adjoining rooms of the building, where Employee #2 was working. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 suffered first- and second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, fireworks, fire, explosion, chemical reaction, pyrotechnics
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303195796 Hospitalized injury Other Explosives workers
2 303195796 Fatality Other Explosives workers

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