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Accident: 200352417 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Farm Explosion

Accident: 200352417 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30540581304/24/20020161Bailey Farms, Inc
Employees #1 and #2 were farm workers and were handling a pesticide cylinder. The cylinder contained 66 percent methyl bromide and 33 percent of chloropicrin and was rated to 200 psi. The cylinder was connected to a compressed gas cylinder full of nitrogen gas that was rated to 2500 psi. The pesticide cylinder detonated. Employee #1 was injured but there is no injury line. Employee #2 was killed in the accident.
Keywords: cylinder, agriculture, farm machinery, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305405813 Fatality Puncture Farm workers

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