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Inspection: 14641310 - Industrial Avialytical Laboratory Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Hawaii

Nr: 14641310Report ID: 0951510Open Date: 08/07/1984

Industrial Avialytical Laboratory Inc
1523 Kalakaua Ave Suite 207
Honolulu, HI 96826
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8734/Testing Laboratories

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/04/1984
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/04/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360580351    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14549042Event: 08/03/1984Flash Powder Exploded, Injuring Employee
ON AUGUST 3, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:45 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A MORTAR AND PESTLE TO REDUCE CAKES OF FLASH POWDER TO A FINE POWDER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS POUNDING A CAKE WHEN THE IT EXPLODED AND SET OFF THE REST OF THE POWDER. THE EXPLOSION FRAGMENTED THE MORTAR, PESTLE, AND POWDER CANTAINER. SMALL PIECES OF GLASS BECAME EMBEDDED IN EMPLOYEE #1'S FACE, NECK, AND ARMS; LARGER GLASS AND CERAMIC OBJECTS BECAME EMBEDDED IN HER LEGS. SHE ALSO SUFFERED A BROKEN RING FINGER. SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: fracture, finger, explosion, neck, arm, powder, face, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14641310 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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