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Accident: 79945.015 - Employee Is Burned When A Dust Collector Explodes

Accident: 79945.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/23/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1095766.01510/01/2015Nakanishi Manufacturing Corporation
At 4:15 p.m. on September 23, 2015, an employee was trouble shooting a dust coll ector that was not working properly. The employee began working on the solenoid switches controlling the "blow down" function for the dust collector. As the emp loyee reattached the solenoid switch controlling the blow down to the machine an d at approximately the same time the dust collector had a pre-planned automatic blow down of the dust collector. Static energy caused the dust to spark and with out the collector being grounded or having a deflagration system it exploded. Th e employee sustained third degree burns to his hands and abdomen. The employee w as hospitalized.
Keywords: abdomen, burn, combustible dust, dust, dust collector, explosion, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1095766.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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