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Inspection: 109062760 - Eagle-Picher Industries Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 109062760Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 05/16/1995

Eagle-Picher Industries Inc.
Hwy 10 Industrail Park Rd.
Grove, OK 74344
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3691/Storage Batteries
Mailing: Po Box 998, Grove, OK 74344

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/1995
Close Case:08/15/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361148315    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14241475Event: 05/12/1995Employee Killed When Barrel Explodes
Employee #1 had asked for and was given three 55-gallon drums that had contained isopropyl alcohol. He wanted the drums for barrel racing competitions at a saddle club to which he belonged. He stored the drums in the plant maintenance shop and remained at the plant after work hours to weld shut their lids. On the last drum, he burned through the lid and ignited the alcohol vapors. The drum exploded and the top struck Employee #1 in the head. He suffered a concussion and was killed, suffering a concussion.
Keywords: head, isopropyl alcohol, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, welding, explosion, struck by, concussion, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109062760 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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