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Report: Dust explosion at FIBER ENERGY PRODUCTS in Mountain View, Arkansas

DATE: 03/15/19

On March 15, 2019, at 1530, two employees noticed smoke from the sawdust bin. The two employees attempted to move the sawdust in the bin to the ground via an auger system. Thirty minutes later, the employees opened the lower hatch. A blast of fire shot from the hatch, severely burning the two men. The first employee suffered burns on the neck, face, and hands. The second employee suffered burns on the chest and stomach area.

Report ID 2019032743  
Date 03/15/2019  
UPA 1436306  
Inspection 1386277  
Primary NAICS 321999  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 9414 Wood chips, sawdust
Event 321 Dust explosion
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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