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Accident: 68872.015 - One Employee Killed; Two Injured By A Generator Explosion

Accident: 68872.015 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 07/13/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 2:15 p.m. on July 13, 2014, three employees were working for an electric powe r distribution entity. One employee was balancing a generator rotor inside a con fined space, when an explosion occurred. Hydrogen and carbon dioxide were involv ed. One employee was killed and two employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, carbon dioxide, combustible liquid, confined space, e ptd, elec utility work, electric generator, electrical, explosion, hydrogen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1005186.015 49 M Fatality Laborers, except construction
2 1005186.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
3 1005186.015 60 M Fatality

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