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Accident: 78006.015 - Employee Is Killed When An Anti-Personnel Mine Blew Up At A

Accident: 78006.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 06/15/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1077018.01506/16/2015Ebv Explosives Environmental Company
At 3:30 a.m. on June 15, 2015, an employee was sorting scrap metal for recycling when a demilitarized ordnance exploded. A load of demilitarized ordnance (scrap metal, casings) was sent to USA Metal Recycling. An M77 Anti-Personnel Mine was included in the shipment. The mine blew up in the employee's hands as he was examining it inflicting massive and fatal shrapnel wounds. The co-workers also received numerous shrapnel wounds, but survived.
Keywords: accidental discharge, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1077018.015 20 M Fatality Puncture Laborers, except construction
2 1077018.015 M Hospitalized injury Puncture Laborers, except construction

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