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Accident: 201390630 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Exploding Barrel

Accident: 201390630 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 09/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30487428209/13/20033325Eagle Alloy Inc
On September 13, 2003, an employee, a metal pourer, was cutting 55-gallon steel barrels into scrap with a cutting torch. While he was cutting a barrel that had originally contained isopropyl alcohol, the barrel exploded. The employee was killed when the bottom of the barrel came apart striking him in the head.
Keywords: head, isopropyl alcohol, explosion, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304874282 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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