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Accident: 201921228 - Employee Killed When Burned By Hot Zinc Dust

Accident: 201921228 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 11/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12361878711/17/19983341U.S. Zinc Corporation
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on October 28, 1998, Employee #1 was in the process of placing a piece of ceramic wool onto a metal grading door that was located at the flue opening on top of a zinc metal combustion chamber. The combustion chamber had a blow out which discharged hot zinc dust onto Employee #1 causing his clothing to catch fire. Eighty-five percent of his body was burned. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital where he remained until he died on November 11, 1998.
Keywords: burn, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123618787 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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