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Accident: 71602.015 - An Employee Was Injured After An Explosion From A Jit Contai

Accident: 71602.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 02/05/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1032697.01502/06/2015Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.
At 4:15 p.m. on February 5, 2015, an employee was scooping initiators out of a JIT container to be placed into a basket burn tray. The employee was using an aluminum scoop to scoop initiators out of a JIT container where there was loose explosive composition powder in the JIT that ignited after the employee brought the initiators out of JIT container. The employee sustained second degree burns to the right ear, puncture wounds and bruises to right side of body, ruptured right ear drum and blurry vision to right eye. The employees injuries also included lacerations caused by shrapnel from the initiators, and potential hearing and vision impairment to his right ear and eye, respectively. The employee was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: powder, ear, laceration, eye, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1032697.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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