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Accident: 200021475 - Employee Burned When Chemical Stripper Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200021475 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 06/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30213406907/01/19991752Souza Valante Hardwood Floors

Employee #1 was stripping floors in an apartment when the circuit breaker panel was turned on and a flash fire erupted. Employee #1 sustained burns, for which he was hospitalized. There was no ventilation in the apartment.

Keywords: burn, ventilation, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, circuit breaker, cleaning fluid, chemical vapor
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302134069 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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