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Accident: 688945 - Employee Killed, One Injured, During Molten Metal Explosion

Accident: 688945 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 07/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10322220408/07/19913369Garfield Alloys, Inc.
Employee #1 was adding borings to a molten magnesium bath when the metal exploded, due to moisture. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2, working nearby, was sprayed with the molten metal and suffered burns.
Keywords: burn, explosion, molten metal, chemical reaction, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103222204 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103222204 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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