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Accident: 952069 - Employee Killed When A Curing Oven Explodes During Purging

Accident: 952069 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 07/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30456571607/30/20013086Euro-Composites Corporation
On July 30, 2001, Employee #1 was standing at the control panel to a Curing Oven, equipment Number TAR 02.08-1. The block of material is coated with a mixture of alcohol and a resin. The block is placed in the oven which is then secured becoming air tight. The process begins with a purge cycle which takes 30 minutes for the alcohol and resin to evaporate in 120-degree oven. Approximately ten minutes into the purge cycle, an explosion occurred in which Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: alcohol, oven, fire, explosion, purging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304565716 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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