Equipment blast kills one, injures three

by on June 11, 2013 · 0 Comment POSTED IN: Workplace Safety Network
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Industrial equipment needs to be regularly maintained and inspected for problems. Failure to do so can have deadly consequences.

Ricardo Flores, 41 of Pleasant Grove, UT worked for a bronzing factory. He was performing welding work when a nearby piece of pressurized equipment exploded. The force blew a large autoclave door off its hinges, hitting Flores in the head. He was rushed to the hospital but not in time. Three co-workers who came to his aid where also treated at the hospital for steam inhalation and psychological trauma.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the deadly explosion; however, it is believed that the machine either malfunctioned or the door was not secured properly.

Co-workers described him as “a simple guy who loves his family.”

Source: www.heraldextra.com

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