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Accident: 777862 - Employee Killed By Blasting Charge

Accident: 777862 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10559278608/01/19887812Action Film Inc.
Employee #1 was setting blasting charges for the special effects in a movie using a detonator cord and electric primers for the charge. After putting the detonator cord and primer together, Employee #1 went to wire the primer leads to the wires used to shoot the charge. The ON switch must have been activated because when wires touched wires, the charge went off. Employee #1 was killed. The charge was not in the hole, but next to Employee #1.
Keywords: blasting, explosives, work rules, detonator lead
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105592786 Fatality Other Explosives workers

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