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Accident: 742064 - Employees Injured When Pulled Into Cyclone Tube By Fan

Accident: 742064 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10439878904/26/19881791Arthur Phillips & Company, Inc.
On April 18, 1988, Employees #1 and #2 and two coworkers were repairing a metal dust cyclone tube while its 8,000 HP fan was running. A steel block over the cyclone tube had not been properly welded and broke loose. The fan's suction drew Employees #1 and #2 over the tube. The two coworkers escaped without injury and shut down the fan. Employee #1 sustained severe lacerations and his face was blasted raw by the flying dust. Employee #2 sustained a broken fibula, a separated right ankle, bruises, and scratched corneas. The welding on the block had not been properly done or inspected.
Keywords: fracture, dust, repair, inadequate maint, work rules, broken weld, welding, equipment failure, lockout, laceration
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104398789 Hospitalized injury Other Structural metal workers
2 104398789 Hospitalized injury Other Structural metal workers

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