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Accident: 200340313 - Employee Killed After Charge Is Detonated

Accident: 200340313 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 08/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10605157608/17/20017699Philip Services/North Central, Inc.
Employee #1 was positioned inside a boiler located at a power generation station for the purpose of deslagging the boiler with binary explosives. A second employee whose task was to detonate the explosives left his post on the outside of the boiler and entered an adjacent area inside the boiler while Employee #1 had an explosive charge in his possession. A third employee assumed the post of the second employee, thought he was told by Employee #1 to detonate the charge, and then did detonate the charge fatally wounding Employee #1.
Keywords: explosives, boiler, explosion, communication, detonator lead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106051576 Fatality Other Explosives workers

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