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Accident: 201167020 - Special Effects Technician Is Burned In Explosion

Accident: 201167020 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614810506/07/20057812Paramount Pictures
On June 6, 2005, Employee #1, a Paramount Pictures special effects technician, sustained second- and third-degree burns over more than 50 percent of his body when special effects pyrotechnics exploded unexpectedly while he was in proximity. He was stabilized at the scene by on-site emergency medical personnel, and then airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in extremely critical condition. Employee #1 was hospitalized for four months and underwent numerous surgeries and skin grafts. The investigation found that the pyrotechnic device detonated as a result of a short circuit.
Keywords: burn, explosion, pyrotechnics
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126148105 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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