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Accident: 97268.015 - Two Employees Are Caught In Combustible Dust Fire And Suffer

Accident: 97268.015 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1247888.01507/18/2017Sonbyrd Industries, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on July 17, 2017, two employees were ripping hardwood cabinet stoc k. Hot metal entered the dust collection system and was smoldering. Employee # 1 removed the dust collection bag with the smoldering dust and hot metal, and se t it down on the floor. The dust moved within the bag, ignited, and burned both Employee's #1 & #2 on their arms, face, and chest. Both employees were hospital ized.
Keywords: burn, combustible dust, fire, heat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1247888.015 62 M Hospitalized injury
2 1247888.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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