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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 787499 - Employee Burned In Sawdust Explosion

Accident: 787499 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 09/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12371709209/27/19935113Weyerhaeuser Co
Employee #1 was blowing down wood dust that had accumulated in a raw material storage area of a particleboard plant. During Employee #1's cleanup efforts, a wood dust fire started in another portion of the plant and soon traveled to the area where he was working. As the result of the secondary wood dust explosion and fire, Employee #1 received second and third degree burns.
Keywords: burn, sawdust, cleaning, fire, explosion, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123717092 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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