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Accident: 840199 - Five Employees Injured In Paint Powder Explosion

Accident: 840199 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 01/07/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12231522901/07/19973714Bergstrom, Inc.
Employees #1 through #5 were spray painting in a powder paint booth while a coworker was welding a dust collector for the booth. The powder paint ignited in the dust collector and flashed through the duct work into the booth. The powder paint in the booth then ignited, resulting in an explosion that injured Employees #1 through #5. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized. Employees #4 and #5 were treated for their injuries and released.
Keywords: flammable liquid, work rules, welding, dust collector, paint, explosion, combustible dust, paint booth
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122315229 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 122315229 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 122315229 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 122315229 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 122315229 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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