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TWO men lost their lives after a colleague turned on the giant industrial oven they were cleaning leaving them to cook to death.
The metalworker who switched on the cooker is receiving counselling after detectives discovered the men had tried to rip insulation off the walls and clawed at the door in a desperate bid to escape.
The horrific accident happened after they ignored safety measures that would have warned colleagues they were still inside.
The furnace — used to heat metal ready for smelting — can reach temperatures of 800C (1,472F).
Somehow its automatic door closed on them and when staff finally realised they were missing their charred and blackened bodies were found lying on the floor inside.
Cops say they had actually finished the cleaning job before returning a second time without telling colleagues.
Officials said they ignored four safety precautions used at the factory owned by the Salzburger Aluminium AG company in Lenz, Austria, to avoid such incidents.
Two bakery workers at the Harvestime bakery in Leicester, David Meyers and Ian Erickson died in agony after their boss sent them into a giant oven to make repairs. The supervisors were more worried about productivity rather then the safety of their employees only allowing the ovens to cool for 2 hours rather than the recommended 12 hours.
Originally posted by UFO1414
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
NOT funny whatsoever and your disgracing my avatar with such nonsense!
Originally posted by mileysubet
After I got out of high school I worked at a small local playground equipment company that used powder coating to protectively coat the playground equipment. I worked in the powder coat area, The ovens we used heated up to around 350 degrees, but as a safety feature; the doors had a safety feature that allowed them to be unlocked/opened from the inside. The only way the incident in the article could have happened is if the doors to the oven where purposely blocked from the out side.
This makes me think maybe there is more to this story and maybe it wasn't just an accident.