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Accident: 170133656 - Burn - Electric Arc Ignited Flammable Vapors

Accident: 170133656 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 11/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12376555411/16/19931731Atlas Electrical Contractors Inc

An electrician was installing an electrical outlet in a nursery in a church. This room was being used, temporarily, as a paint storage and preparation area. The electrician had started working after the painters had been using their paints and thinners. As the electrician was working, he caused an electric arc and ignited the flammable vapors. His clothing ignited from the explosion. He ran out into the church, where the painters were working. They extinguished his clothing. The injured employee was hospitalized at a burn unit for second degree burns from the waist down.

Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi iv, electrical, flammable vapors, electrician, electrical work, lockout, explosion, paint solvent

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123765554 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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