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Accident: 200613313 - Two Employees Were Killed In Explosion

Accident: 200613313 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 05/14/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31404329005/14/20102892Black Mag Llc, Dba Bmi & Dba Black Mag Industries
On May 14, 2010, Employee's #1 and #2, along with the plant supervisor, were manufacturing the gunpowder substitute known as Black Mag powder. Employee's #1 and #2, were required to hand feed powder into operating equipment because the employer did not implement essential engineering and administrative controls. Additionally, the employer did not implement remote starting procedures, safe distancing, isolated stations, barriers or shielding for the process of manufacturing explosive powder. Consequently, during this process, both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed in the event.
Keywords: dynamite, explosion, powder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314043290 Fatality Other Compressing and compacting machine operators
2 314043290 Fatality Other Compressing and compacting machine operators

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