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Accident: 200012227 - Three Employees Are Burned When Fireworks Explode

Accident: 200012227 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 07/04/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11388670907/05/20057999Wald Inc.
On July 4, 2005, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working at a fireworks display. For some reason, a shell exploded behind the firing line. This explosion caused all the stored shells to explode. Employee #1 sustained burns to his chest. Employee #2 sustained burns to his legs. Employee #3 sustained burns to several parts of his body. All three were hospitalized and sent to a burn unit.
Keywords: burn, chest, explosion, pyrotechnics, smoke inhalation, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113886709 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 113886709 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
3 113886709 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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