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Accident: 14414437 - Employee Dies Of Burns When Flammable Cleaner Ignites

Accident: 14414437 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 01/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10004241501/28/19871629Thiesen Brothers, Inc.

At about 4:00 p.m. on January 27, 1987, Employee #1 was using a flammable liquid to clean grease from the motor of a crane. The liquid ignited and Employee #1's clothing caught on fire. He sustained burns that resulted in his death. There were no witnesses; Employee #1 was working alone at the time of the accident.

Keywords: burn, clothing, flammable liquid, work rules, cleaning, fire, construction, combustible liquid

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100042415 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Crane and tower operators

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