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Accident: 201361094 - Employee Killed In Carbon Dioxide Tank Explosion

Accident: 201361094 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 03/09/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30239578503/10/20005093Morris Brothers Metals Inc
Employee #1 was working at a shaker table sorting waste metal from compressed bales of recyclable metals when the shear cut into a compressed carbon dioxide tank, resulting in an explosion. Pieces of shrapnel generated in the explosion struck and killed Employee #1. The company had two signs at various locations before entering the plant, stating that they do not accept any type of compressed gas cylinders or other contraband before they are processed.
Keywords: shear, waste proc fac, explosion, carbon dioxide, struck by, flying object, tank, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302395785 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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