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Accident: 202360939 - Employee Is Not Injured By Flash Fire While Mixing Chemicals

Accident: 202360939 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/29/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30992053603/30/20063692Saft America, Inc.
On March 29, 2006, Employee #1 was working for a manufacturer of cells and batteries. He was preparing a mixture of iron powder and potassium perchlorate, when a flash fire occurred in the mixing room where the compound is prepared. The flash fire ignited accumulated combustible residue on fire curtains in the room and consumed the chemicals being mixed, as well as 30 golf balls, which are used in a twin shell drive blender to mix the chemicals. He was not injured.
Keywords: battery, fire, mixer, chemical reaction, manual mat handling, combustible dust, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309920536 Occupation not reported

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