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Accident: 78301.015 - Employee At Recycling Plant Killed When Struck-By (Shrapnel)

Accident: 78301.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 06/15/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1070488.01506/15/2015Usa Metal Recycling, Llc
At 3:30 a.m. on June 15, 2015, an employee was sorting scrap metal which was sent to his work location from a facility that demilitarizes DOD ordnance. The employee encountered a small object with which he had no familiarity. The small object was an anti-personnel mine which detonated when handled and the employee was killed due to massive shrapnel wounds.
Keywords: struck by, accidental discharge, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1070488.015 20 M Fatality Puncture Waste/Debris Collector

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