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Accident: 79884.015 - Scrap Yard Worker Is Killed When Military Ordnance Explodes

Accident: 79884.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/23/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1094485.01509/24/2015The Kippur Corporation
At 12:41 p.m. on September 23, 2015, an employee was working for a firm that wholesaled recyclable materials. He was using a cutting torch to cut up scrap metal. Military ordnance in the form of a bomb had been placed in the scrap metal. The bomb partially exploded. The employee was caught in the fire and blast from the explosion. He sustained a concussion and puncture wounds from the shrapnel. He also sustained burns and he was killed.
Keywords: struck by, torch, concussion, explosives, laceration, explosion, burn, scrap yard, scrap metal
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1094485.015 47 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Welders and cutters

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