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Accident: 699686 - Fourteen Employees Injured In Blast Furnace Area Explosion

Accident: 699686 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 12/05/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10327213412/06/19953312Ak Steel Corporation
On December 5, 1995, Employees #1 through #14 were attempting to swivel a blank into place into a 56 in. pipe. The purge for the system had been turned off and the gas level inside the piping system had not been tested to confirm the adequacy of the purge. An explosion occurred, followed by two additional smaller explosions, injuring Employees #1 through 14.
Keywords: work rules, blast furnace, explosion, purging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103272134 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 103272134 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
5 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
6 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
7 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
8 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
9 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
10 103272134 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
11 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported
12 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 103272134 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
14 103272134 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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