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Accident: 879122 - Two Employees Injured In Metal Dust Explosion

Accident: 879122 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 04/20/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436221504/20/19903313Chemetals, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating the outside section of the nitride line according to the designated procedures. After a maintenance shutdown, he restarted the line. Moments after the elevator was started, the employee was checking the nitrogen flow controls, which were approximately 8 to 10 ft directly in front of the elevator. An explosion occurred within the elevator and hot dust escaped through the vent panel and struck Employee #1 on the arms, head, and neck. He sustained second-degree burns and was hospitalized. He was wearing a disposable dust mask. Employee #2 fell when leaving his assigned area after hearing the explosion, sustaining back and shoulder strains and sprains.
Keywords: burn, dust, shoulder, nitrogen, back, explosion, fall, sprain, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104362215 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 104362215 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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