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Accident: 200371490 - Employee Injured When Coal Dust Ignited, Burning Him

Accident: 200371490 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/27/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30357640904/02/20011711Babcock & Wilcox
Employee #1 was rigging a section of pipe that had been cut out of an abandoned coal conveyor system. When the pipe was being lifted, it shifted, spilling fine coal dust which ignited, causing burns to Employee #1, who was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, coal dust, conveyor, pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303576409 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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