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Accident: 201270733 - One Employee Killed, Another Injured In Flash Fire

Accident: 201270733 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 04/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30232059304/14/19993341Southeastern Metals, Inc.
A flash fire occurred during the processing of military grade aluminum powder. The powder was being manually dumped into a bucket elevator and a shovel was being used to break up the lumps. A shovel got lodged in the elevator, causing the elevator to choke. As the dust levels built up, an ignition occurred. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were hospitalized suffering from severe burns. Employee #2 died four days after the accident due to his injuries.
Keywords: burn, aluminum dust, fire, shovel, bucket elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302320593 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
2 302320593 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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