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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202613733 - Explosion Knocks Over Employee

Accident: 202613733 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 06/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31542738506/22/20112899Sic Processing Usa Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31542747606/23/20111711W D Hart Inc
At 1 1:30 p.m. on June 22, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a grinder, and a pocket of hydrogen gas exploded. Employee #1 cut off a unistrut as part of a project to install hangers for processing pipe. The work was being completed next to a 300 gallon waste water tank which was being used to dump was a batch of Silicon Carbide slurry. The process being used generated a pocket of hydrogen which exploded when a spark from the grinding ignited the gas. The explosion caused a wave that split the seam of the plastic tank and pushed the tank in the direction of the employee, knocking him to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a concussion and bruised ribs.
Keywords: head, explosion, rib, concussion, contusion, hydrogen
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315427385 Occupation not reported
2 315427476 Hospitalized injury Concussion Mechanical engineering technicians

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