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Accident: 201390358 - Employee Killed When Aluminum Mold Explodes

Accident: 201390358 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30488732608/16/20027692Liberty Steel Fabricating Inc
On August 15, 2002, Employee #1 was preheating and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding an aluminum mold with two unvented cavities that were filled with a solution of water and sodium nitrate when the fluid vaporized, causing the mold and backing plate to blow apart and strike Employee #1 in the chest, killing him.
Keywords: chest, vapor, venting, welder, welding, explosion, high pressure, struck by, mold, mold plates
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304887326 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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