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Accident: 812370 - Three Employees Killed In Explosion

Accident: 812370 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/17/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12041884311/17/19937389J.J. Holmes Enterprises
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on November 17, 1993, three employees of J.J. Holmes Enterprises were performing demolition and salvage work at a site where blasting agents had been manufactured. Using a gas arc, the employees began to cut a 2,000 cubic foot capacity metal silo that had once held blasting agents. Shortly after, an uncontrolled explosion of unknown origin and undetermined magnitude occurred. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were killed.
Keywords: explosives, demolition, gas powered welder, work rules, explosion, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120418843 Fatality Other Construction laborers
2 120418843 Fatality Other Construction laborers
3 120418843 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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