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Accident: 200120285 - Employee Burned By Molten Salt, Later Dies

Accident: 200120285 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 01/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12220429001/29/19993479Surface Techniques Llc
Employee #1 was standing on a platform elevated by a fork truck, lowering a large metal sleeve into a molten salt bath for heat treating. The bath erupted, engulfing Employee #1 in salt mixture at a temperature of approximately 1,200 degrees F. He sustained massive burns and was transported to the hospital, where he died nine days later.
Keywords: burn, salt vat, chemical reaction, spill, elevated work plat, chemical, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122204290 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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