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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14341556 - Employee Dies After Being Burned In Flash Fire

Accident: 14341556 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 06/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10120896507/20/19871629M. A. P. Construction, Inc.

Employee #1 was spray painting inside the hold of a barge with an airless spray gun. When a coworker began welding the hatch cover of an adjacent hold, a flash fire occurred that burned Employee #1. He died of related causes (bronchial pneumonia) two and one half weeks later.

Keywords: burn, respiratory, barge, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, spray painting, welding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101208965 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance

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