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Accident: 200997435 - Three Employees Are Injured In Slag Pit Explosion

Accident: 200997435 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31265397502/18/20093295Lafarge Cement
A serious explosion occurred due to water in the slag pit and iron being mixed with the slag. Employee #1 was operating a front end loader and jumped from the loader causing serious injuries and burns to his body. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Employee #2 was struck in the head by a large piece of slag that was jettisoned 205 ft from the pit due to the explosion and was hospitalized in serious condition with head injuries. Employee #3 was trying to escape the explosion area and was slightly injured with minor head injury. Employee #3 was treated and released from hospital the same day.
Keywords: burn, head, explosion, laceration, iron, pit, struck by, flying object, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312653975 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Millwrights
2 312653975 Hospitalized injury Concussion Helpers, construction trades
3 312653975 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Operating engineers

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