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Accident: 200050227 - Employee Killed In Grain Elevator Explosion

Accident: 200050227 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11600741008/25/19977699R & S Repair Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were in the boot pit of a grain elevator, repairing a 1/4 in. hole in the elevator's west leg. They were using an arc welder when the west leg exploded, killing Employee #1. His coworker sustained serious burns.
Keywords: burn, repair, work rules, fire, welding, explosion, combustible dust, grain elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116007410 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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