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Accident: 201520871 - Two Employees Burned In Casting Tank Explosion

Accident: 201520871 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12330597106/05/20003351Ansonia Copper & Brass, Inc.
Employee #1, a caster, was doing semicontinous casting of a copper alloy when the south billet of tank #21 started to leak at the bottom of the mold. Employee #1 noticed the leak and called over Employee #2, the foreman. With both employees present, the molten metal in the billet came into contact with the water in the casting tank, resulting in an explosion. Employees #1 and #2 both sustained burns to the face, neck, hands, abdomen, and legs. Prior to the explosion, the foreman assumed that Employee #1 had stopped the downcast. However, Employee #1 had in fact not stopped the downcast, and, as a result, the billet was not fully formed.
Keywords: burn, leak, abdomen, caster, casting, molten metal, neck, foundry, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 123305971 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)
2 123305971 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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