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Accident: 202471421 - Two Employees Injured In Fire And Explosion

Accident: 202471421 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/30/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482775901/09/20122844Shadow Holdings Llc Dba Bocchi Laboratories
At approximately 8:05 p.m. on November 30, 2011, Employee #1 was cleaning and drying a stainless steel tank, using hot water and ethanol. Employee #1 also hooked up a compressed air hose at the bottom of the tank to dry the tank quicker. At the same time, Employee #2 was heating a solid product in a drum with a torch so it could be poured into a tank, approximately 15 ft from tank. The lid of the tank was opened, and ethanol vapors filled the area. An explosion and fire occurred and both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were seriously burned. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, drum, fire, hose, torch, explosion, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314827759 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 314827759 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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