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Accident: 648535 - Employees Killed By Chemical Explosion While Moving Refuse

Accident: 648535 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 08/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693426805/24/19934212Morris Carting
Employees #1 and #2 were removing refuse from a tenant's storage space. An explosion of chemicals that were being loaded into the hopper of a waste carting truck occurred when the compactor was activated. Employees #1 and #2 were burned, and died within 24 hours. The chemicals that exploded were not identified. There were no eyewitnesses.
Keywords: burn, loading, garbage truck, explosion, chemical, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106934268 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Garbage collectors
2 106934268 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Garbage collectors

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