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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3193430 - Crown Metro Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 3193430Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 06/06/1985

Crown Metro Inc.
Echelon Road Donaldson Center
Greenville, SC 29606
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2865/Cyclic Organic Crudes and Intermediates, and Organic Dyes and Pigments
Mailing: Echelon Road (Donaldson Center), Greenville, SC 29602

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/20/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/20/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360776751    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14567200Event: 06/06/1985Explosion In Chemical Reactor; Employees Killed
EMPLOYEE #3 WAS MIXING HYDRO 68 WITH TERTIGOL IN THE NUMBER 5 REACTOR, WHICH HAD A 2,000 POUND CAPACITY. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING BEHIND THE #5 REACTOR, CHECKING THE FLOW OF THE #6 AND #7 REACTORS. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS STANDING AT THE #4 REACTOR, MIXING. EMPLOYEE #3 WENT TO GET A SAMPLE OF THE MATERIAL IN THE #5 REACTOR. WHEN HE REMOVED THE COVER HE SAW FLAMES. HE THREW THE COVER DOWN, AND THE REACTOR BLEW UP. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED ABRASIONS. CONTUSIONS AND FRACTURES TO THE RIBS, SHOULDER AND HEAD (THE WALL FELL ON HIM). EMPLOYEE #2 RECEIVED THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO 85% OF HIS BODY. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED SECOND DEGREE BURNS TO 40% OF HIS BODY. THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSIONS WAS NOT DETERMINED. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 DIED AS A RESULT OF THIS ACCIDENT.
Keywords: burn, fracture, explosion, abrasion, chemical reaction, chemical, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3193430 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous textile machine operators
2 3193430 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous textile machine operators
3 3193430 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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