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Accident: 660712 - Two Employees Injured When Oven Explodes

Accident: 660712 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/18/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10341647505/18/19893728General Electric Company
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 15, 1989, Employee #1, a spray painter, finished spray painting the outside of two aircraft fuel flow meters. He then filled each of the pre-calibrated flow meters with approximately 1 quart of Stoddard solvent. The solvent acts as a lubricant and prevents the internal bearings from drying out while the paint is baked onto the outer casings. As Employee #1 was placing the second of two meters into a preheated electric drying oven, the base of the meter fell off, releasing the solvent in the oven. The solvent instantly vaporized and exploded. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns. Employee #2, who was in training and was watching the operation, sustained burns to his face. Employee #1 had performed this operation for 3 years.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, oven, work rules, explosion, combustible liquid, drying furnace, arm, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103416475 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103416475 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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