Monthly Archives: June 2011

Louisville combustible dust explosion injures two

June 23, 2011: Two workers were burned at a wood paneling manufacturing facility caused by a combustible dust explosion. The injured workers were using a metal rod to clear a clog in a saw dust collector. Wood is responsible for approximately … Continue reading

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Confined Space Incident – Durham, NC

On June 7, 2011 two workers died in Durham, North Carolina while performing work in a confined space. Click here to read about the incident. The most common cause of confined space fatalities are workers attempting to rescue the entrant. It is … Continue reading

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Compactor Safety

An update to this 2011 post – an additional fatality involving a compactor. Click here for more information. Compactors/balers are responsible for numerous workplace fatalities. On June 4, 2011 a scrapyard worker was crushed in a compactor. In another incident, … Continue reading

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