Autoclave Explosion Kills Long-Time Worker
Last month, plant worker Elaine Davidson, 56, died when a pressurized sterilization machine called an autoclave blew up at the Meggett Polymers and Composites plant on October 31st.
The force of the blast blew out the door of the autoclave causing devastating injuries to Davidson, who later died at Polk Medical Center. Maintenance records obtained by a local news channel dating from 2008 and 2010 indicate that there had been ongoing problems with the autoclave door.
Davidson, who was both a mother and grandmother, worked in a variety of jobs at Meggitt over a 37-year career. Her last job was as a quality assurance inspector, which involved testing rubber raw material in the autoclave to determine durability for use in the fabrication of aircraft fuel tanks.
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