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Fatality #1 - January 2, 2007

Accident Classification: Other
Location: Bayer Alumina Plant, Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Alcoa Inc
Mined Material: Alumina
Incident Date/Time: January 2, 2007 - 1:40pm

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 2, 2007, a 37 year-old instrument technician, with 2½ years experience, was fatally injured at an alumina operation. The victim partially opened a ball valve in an access pipe in preparation for maintenance. Hydrogen fluoride discharged from the pipe onto his face. He was hospitalized and died several hours later. 

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