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Accident: 200053536 - Two Employees Are Burned In Dust Cloud Fire

Accident: 200053536 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31146738506/24/20090211Herdco, Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 23, 2009, Employee #1 and #2 were cutting the bottom out of one of the corn storage bins, using a cutting torch. Both employees were in a JLG lift basket. As the bottom of the bin released, the product rushed out, causing a dust cloud. The torch caught the dust cloud on fire. Both employees received second and third degree burns to their body. The more seriously burned employee was airlifted to a burn center. The other employee was transported to a local hospital.
Keywords: burn, dust, storage bin, fire, torch, explosion, smoke
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311467385 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 311467385 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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