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Accident: 856153 - Employee Dies After Being Severely Burned During Flash Fire

Accident: 856153 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 07/30/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12219461607/31/19952046A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 30, 1995, Employee #1 was on a platform above a bulk trailer unclogging dry starch from a flexible hose. A dust cloud was created and ignited by an unknown source. A flash fire explosion occurred, burning Employee #1 over 70 to 80 percent of his body. He was hospitalized in a burn unit and died of 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns on August 6, 1995.
Keywords: burn, dust, fire, explosion, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122194616 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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