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Accident: 201486933 - Employee Burns Arms After Black Powder Ignites

Accident: 201486933 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/24/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112223010/01/20045941Canyon Sports
On September 24, 2004, Employee #1 brought approximately 0.5 pound of black powder from his home to work. The black powder had been stored at the employee's home for several years. During lunch break, Employee #1 left work and went into the parking lot and retrieved the black powder from his car. Employee #1 decided to burn an ant hill in the parking lot with the black powder. Employee #1 poured the black powder on the ant hill and ignited the black powder. He was hospitalized with burns to both arms.
Keywords: burn, explosives, arm, powder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301122230 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sales counter clerks

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