Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 200620383 - Employee Killed When Vapors Ignite
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|302484456||07/09/1999||2851||0||The Egyptian Laquer Manufacturing Company|
Abstract: Employee #1 and a coworker were pouring nitrocellulose from a 99 lb fiber drum into the top of a 3,000-gal tank when the flammable vapors ignited. Employee #1 died of burns sustained in the fire. The drum and the steel tank were not bonded together during the pouring process. The steel tank contained a flammable solvent, and nitrocellulose is also flammable. A static charge may have been source of ignition for the fire.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||302484456||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|