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Accident: 997379 - Coal Pulverizer Explosion At Power Generating Station

Accident: 997379 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10393053303/19/19874911Public Service Indiana
Three employees were following standard procedures to bring a coal pulverizer on line. When all dampers had been opened an explosion occurred in the pulverizer. Employees #1 and #2 were about 12 meters from the explosion, near an adjacent pulverizer, and received only burns to their faces. Employee #3 was on the mezzanine, above the explosion. He received burns to his face and forearm and suffered from mild smoke inhalation. He was hospitalized for his injuries. The cause of the explosion was not determined.
Keywords: burn, coal dust, coal, explosion, smoke, elec utility work, coal crusher, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103930533 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103930533 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 103930533 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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