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Accident: 200350296 - One Employee Killed, Six Injured In Boiler Explosion

Accident: 200350296 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12527337505/04/19972621International Paper Company
Employees #1 through #7 were performing maintenance work on the #3 power boiler. They were hoping to restart it so that they could continue a fuel transfer from natural gas to #6 fuel oil. An explosion occurred, killing Employee #1 and injuring the six other employees. Employee #2 was hospitalized; the remaining workers were treated and released.
Keywords: maintenance, boiler, natural gas, explosion, fuel oil, high pressure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125273375 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported
3 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
5 125273375 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
6 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported
7 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
8 125273375 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported

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