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Accident: 202077194 - One Employee Dies And Other Is Injured In Explosion

Accident: 202077194 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 12/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30988168812/30/20052048Land O' Lakes Purina Feed Llc
On December 30, 2005, Employees #1 and #2, the packer operators, were bagging feed at a feed mill. An ignition source somewhere in the mill tower caused a fire and explosion, which engulfed the machine operators. Employees #1 sustained severe burns from the fire and died on December 31, 2005. Employees #2 sustained minor burns and suffered from a smoke inhalation.
Keywords: burn, heat, fire, ignition system, machine operator, milling machine, explosion, tower, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309881688 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand packers and packagers
2 309881688 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand packers and packagers

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