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Accident: 202466082 - Employee Is Burned While Transfering Aluminum Alloy

Accident: 202466082 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/31/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020025802/21/20083363Alcastco, Inc.
At approximately at 7:00 a.m. on January 31, 2008, Employee #1 was transferring molten aluminum alloy from the furnace of a Casting Die Machine Number 5 into a metal pig, using a ladle. The pig was not stored at the heated area and was wet. Employee #1 was charging molten aluminum alloy into a cold pig, which caused a violent reaction. Employee #1 was splashed with molten alloy and sustained second and third degree burns and was transported to the Sherman Oaks Burn Center for treatment. of ALCASTCO, Incorporated, located in Sun Valley, CA.
Keywords: burn, furnace, ladle, casting die
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310200258 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Molding and casting machine operators

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