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Accident: 200080299 - Explosion Occurs At Coating Press

Accident: 200080299 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 08/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10985013110/08/19992671Itw Holographics & Specialty Films, Inc.
On August 30, 1999, the employer was using a Rotogravure coating press to coat plastic sheeting. The coating, which contained toluene and MEK, was flammable, and an explosion occurred on the input side of the drying tunnel. The most likely cause was static electricity, but flammables were also being mishandled at the site. No information on employee injuries was provided.
Keywords: static electricity, mek, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, toluene, explosion, coating operation, drying furnace, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 109850131

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