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Accident: 604900 - Employees Injured, One Dies, In Lead Explosion

Accident: 604900 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 09/07/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10946209308/12/19923341Sanders Lead Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10969451308/12/19923341Sanders Lead Co.
An employee mixed sodium nitrate and aluminum out of sequence while making lead in a secondary lead smelter factory. As a result, the pot of lead exploded, burning and scalding 12 employees with molten lead. Five employees were hospitalized for more than one week. Employee #1 died approximately 35 days after the accident as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Keywords: burn, explosion, molten metal, chemical reaction, lead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109462093 Occupation Not Listed
2 109694513 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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