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Accident: 200270510 - Five Employees Burned When Pellet Dryer Explodes

Accident: 200270510 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 01/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021745201/11/19982041Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Employees #1 through #5 were investigating the smell of smoke that they thought was coming from the east cattle feed pellet dryer. They had opened an access door to the dryer when an explosion occurred inside the dryer. All five employees suffered first-, second-, and/or third-degree burns, for which they were hospitalized. Employees #1 and #2 were treated and released the following day. Employees #3 through #5 were hospitalized for an extended period of time.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, feed mill, explosion, drying furnace, combustible dust, grain dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300217452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 300217452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
3 300217452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, production occupations
4 300217452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, production occupations
5 300217452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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