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Accident: 200622090 - Employee Is Killed In Aluminum Dust Explosion

Accident: 200622090 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 08/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30560098308/19/20022819Activated Metals & Chemicals Inc
On August 25, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were working in the vicinity of a dry, cloth-type baghouse that was used to collect fugitive dust, remove dust from the air, and disperse the dust-free air to the outside of the structure. Apparently, either mechanical agitation or a static charge created a spark that ignited aluminum dust in the bag house, and it exploded. Employee #1 was killed and his coworker was injured when thrown against a metal container. This operation had been installed and in operation since April 2002.
Keywords: static electricity, dust, aluminum dust, dust collector, explosion, spark, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305600983 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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