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Accident: 201390945 - Six Employees Killed In Explosion

Accident: 201390945 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 02/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12724210502/01/19994931Ford Power & Utilities Group
Six employees were taking a boiler off-line for maintenance. A natural gas valve was inadvertently left open. When a secondary butterfly valve was opened for purging, gas entered the unfired boiler which was still hot. This resulted in an explosion in the boiler and that explosion caused secondary explosions from coal dust that had accumulated on building and equipment surfaces. All six employees were killed in the explosion.
Keywords: heat, coal dust, boiler, natural gas, explosion, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
4 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
5 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
6 127242105 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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