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Accident: 96185.015 - Employee Is Injured In Vacuum Pump Explosion

Accident: 96185.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 06/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238280.01506/07/2017Albemarle Corporation
At 10:30 p.m. on June 5, 2017, an employee and two coworkers were investigating the malfunction of a vacuum pump. While in the pump room, retrieving information from the vacuum's pump belt, an explosion occurred. The explosion resulted from a reaction that took place between the hot oil and the DCDMH. Hot oil sprayed throughout space, as well as pieces of metal shrapnel. The employee sustained multiple burns, lacerations, and contusions, which he was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: vacuum vessel, laceration, flying object, burn, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1238280.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machinery maintenance occupations

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