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Accident: 201089349 - Three Employees Killed Three Injured In Explosion

Accident: 201089349 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/26/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082110307/26/20073721Scaled Composite Llc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 26, 2007, six employees of an aerospace development company were working at a testing facility. Including contract workers, a total of 17 employees were at the site. The company was conducting a "Cold Flow" test of nitrous oxide, a component to be used in the propulsion system of a spacecraft under development. Approximately three seconds into the test an explosion occurred. Two employees were fatally injured at the scene, and another employee died later while being treated. Three employees were hospitalized with critical injuries.
Keywords: burn, heat, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310821103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers
2 310821103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers
3 310821103 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers
4 310821103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers
5 310821103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers
6 310821103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Aerospace engineers

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