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Accident: 201260668 - Employees Injured In Explosion

Accident: 201260668 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 01/12/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30326316401/12/20005093The Electronic Recovery Specialist, Inc.
Seven employees were disassembling 50-caliber armor-piercing projectiles and collecting the explosive powder mixture composed of aluminum, magnesium, and barium nitrate. The powder was ignited causing an explosion that blew out the windows and walls of the factory. Employee #1 died. Employees #2, #3, and #4 were hospitalized for burns and Employees #5, #6, and #7 received non-hospitalizing injuries.
Keywords: burn, explosives, explosion, powder, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303263164 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 303263164 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
6 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
7 303263164 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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