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Accident: 201151339 - Employee Injured When Struck By Drum Lid

Accident: 201151339 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990136106/05/19984789Consolidated Waste Industries Inc
At 1:30 p.m. on April 27, 1998, Employee #1 was seriously injured when the lid of the 55-gal. polyester drum that he was tilting, preparing to move, exploded. The explosion threw the lid into the front of his body and face. The drum contained six nickel iron batteries. Employee #1 was hospitalized for ten days as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: battery, fracture, cover, drum, explosion, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119901361 Hospitalized injury Fracture Technicians, n.e.c.

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