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Accident: 202087722 - Employee Sustain Burns While Resetting Timing For Capping

Accident: 202087722 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944242406/02/20062869Pandora Manufacturing Llc
At approximately 7:40 a.m. on June 2, 2006, Employees #1 through #7 were working at Pandora Manufacturing, LLC, a company that blends bulk chemicals and then bottles and packages them to customer specifications. Three maintenance employees were attempting to reset the timing on a Consolidated capping machine that had malfunctioned, causing several 16 oz. bottles filled with a Class IB flammable liquid (an octane booster and fuel injection cleaner containing methanol, tertiary butanol, methyl tertiary butyl ether, AFD-25, and isopar E) to spill their contents. The contents were spilled directly on, in, and around the capping machine. When an employee attempted to turn on the machine, the spilled liquid ignited. All seven employees sustained burns, and some sustained smoke inhalation. Three of them were hospitalized for treatment. An investigation revealed that the electric service, including motors, relays, panel boxes, junctions, and outlets, were not rated for a Class 1 Division 1 locations.
Keywords: burn, electric motor, respiratory, maintenance, flammable liquid, fire, equipment failure, smoke inhalation, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309442424 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 309442424 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
3 309442424 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chemical technicians
4 309442424 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
5 309442424 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
6 309442424 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
7 309442424 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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