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Inspection: 104438254 - Patriot Fireworks

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 104438254Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 10/15/1991

Patriot Fireworks
1254 Old Philadelphia Road
Elkton, MD 21922
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2899/Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 1067, Elkton, MD 21922

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/20/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/21/1992
Emphasis: N:Fireworks

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360211122    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14298855Event: 10/09/1991Employees Burned While Disposing Of Fireworks
Employees #1 and #2 were disposing of discarded firework products by burning them in a burn pit. They placed a box of star powder, which was discontinued because it created sparks, 2 feet from the edge of the pit and proceeded to dispose of other products. Employee #1 started burning the powder by reaching into the wooden box and spreading the powder over the fire with a sweeping motion . At some point Employees #1 and #2 realized that the box was too close to the burn pit and decided to move the box. As they reached downward, a spark ignited the box of powder, resulting in a flash fire that severely burned Employee #1 on his face and upper torso. Employee #2 was burned on his arm and face, but not severely. Employee #2 drove both injured parties to the office area where medical services were notified. Employee #1 was flown by Maryland State Medivac to the Baltimore Burn Center. Employee #2 was treated and released. Employees #1 and #2 had received training in the proper disposal methods by the plant manager.
Keywords: burn, fireworks, fire, spark, powder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104438254 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Assemblers
2 104438254 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Assemblers

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