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Accident: 201164001 - Employee Burned By Blackpowder

Accident: 201164001 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605908807/11/20027819Gibbons Ltd.
On June 28, 2002, Employee #1, a gunsmith, was testing a muzzel loading flintlock musket. He loaded it, with just a powder charge only, primed the flash pan, and test fired it without a projectile. The propellent was black powder and was kept in a flask. After test firing, Employee #1 immediately reloaded from the flask, which caused an ignition from a spark. He suffered second-and third-degree burns on his hands, right forearm and face. He was hospitalized to treat his burns.
Keywords: burn, powder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126059088 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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