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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 971820 - Employee Burned While Transferring Titanium Powder

Accident: 971820 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10560075312/27/19893399Micron Metals Inc.
Employee #1 was pouring titanium powder from a 20 gallon drum through a stainless steel screen into a 55 gallon drum. Employee #1 stated that a fire ball came out of the 55 gallon drum at him, burning his face, left wrist, and a couple of spots on his back. Sparks also flew out of the drum, igniting several other drums of powder next to him.
Keywords: burn, fire, back, spark, combustible dust, powder, face, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105600753 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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