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Accident: 95993.015 - Five Employee Killed; Twelve Employee Are Hospitalized In Mu

Accident: 95993.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 05/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236533.01506/01/2017Didion Milling, Inc.
At 11:00 p.m. on May 31, 2017, nineteen employees were completing several work a ctivities at a dry corn milling facility that included flour milling operations, bulk and bag loading operations, forklift operations, and laboratory operations . There was a report for a smoke fragrance and several employees went to invest igate the source. Two employees detected an explosion and fire in the basement of B mill and were exiting the mill when multiple explosions occurred. Five emp loyees were fatally injured due to burns and/or blunt force trauma. Three emplo yees received serious injuries requiring hospitalization, and nine employees rec eived serious injuries requiring medical treatment.
Keywords: amputation, combustible dust, crushing, explosion, fire, structural collapse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236533.015 49 M Non Hospitalized injury Locomotive operating occupations
2 1236533.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
3 1236533.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury Packaging and filling machine operators
4 1236533.015 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
5 1236533.015 M Non Hospitalized injury Packaging and filling machine operators
6 1236533.015 29 M Fatality Laborers, except construction
7 1236533.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
8 1236533.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
9 1236533.015 F Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector
10 1236533.015 29 M Fatality Packaging and filling machine operators
11 1236533.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations
12 1236533.015 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
13 1236533.015 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
14 1236533.015 46 M Fatality Packaging and filling machine operators
15 1236533.015 21 M Fatality Laborers, except construction
16 1236533.015 52 M Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
17 1236533.015 42 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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