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Accident: 603084 - Employee Killed In Drum Explosion

Accident: 603084 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 01/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10267809101/27/19932077Griffin Industries, Inc.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on January 26, 1993, Employee #1 was using a plasma arc cutter to remove the top from a 55 gallon drum that had the bung cap in place. The drum had not been cleaned and, consequently, as soon as the heat from the cutter pierced the drum, it exploded. Employee #1 suffered chemical burns and was killed.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, explosion, chemical burn, arc welding, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102678091 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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