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Accident: 755207 - Employees Burned, One Killed, By Dust Explosion

Accident: 755207 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 09/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10850598311/14/19912493Medite Fka Montana De Fibre
At approximately 1:18 p.m. on September 1, 1991, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were repairing a broken conveyor belt that runs inside a covered conveyor. A dust explosion occurred, which severely burned all three employees. Employee #1 died approximately 2 1/2 months later.
Keywords: burn, repair, explosion, combustible dust, conveyor belt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108505983 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial machinery repairers
2 108505983 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial machinery repairers
3 108505983 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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