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Accident: 91402.015 - One Employee Forging Metal Parts Dies In Flash Fire While Ot

Accident: 91402.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/04/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1196967.01512/14/2016Precision Metal Products, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on December 4, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were forging metal flange parts in a CEFF powered press. A hydraulic cylinder seal failed, releasing a h igh pressure mist or stream of flammable hydraulic fluid onto employees. The fl uids were ignited by the pilot light on the furnace, burning and killing Employe e #1. Employee #2 suffered injuries that did not result in a hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, fire, hydraulic fluid, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1196967.015 53 M Fatality Machine operators, not specified
2 1196967.015 60 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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