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Accident: 170247795 - Employee Dies Of Burns When Clothes Ignited

Accident: 170247795 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 02/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11515652302/15/19980119Kent Bros Inc Et Al Dba Kenco Joint Venture

Employee #1 was operating a grinder on a ship. He was working near a plastic container of flammable liquid when sparks from the grinder ignited the liquid. Employee #1 attempted to throw the container overboard, but it fell to the deck, splashing burning liquid over Employee #1's clothes. He became engulfed in flames and sustained burns over 95 percent of his body. Employee #1 was killed. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Keywords: burn, clothing, grinder, flammable liquid, agriculture, work rules, ship, spark, spill

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115156523 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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