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Accident: 200460087 - Two Employees Injured When Cell Battery Explodes

Accident: 200460087 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11630136703/20/19973679Battery Engineering, Incorporated
Employees #1 and #2 were engaged in the regular jobs when a Double D cell battery detonated, and overpressurized a cell nearby. They were transported to the hospital, where they were treated for lacerations and for skin contact with carbon black (a component of the cells), lithium chips, and thionyl chloride. Three coworkers were also taken to the hospital complaining of ringing in their ears.
Keywords: battery, caustic, explosion, laceration, high pressure, chemical burn, skin, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116301367 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Supervisors, production occupations
2 116301367 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

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