Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200740041 - Employee Killed In Fire After Chemicals Ignite
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At approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 20, 1996, Employee #1 and two coworkers were involved in a R & D test. They were pumping heptane and nitrogen through a 10 ft high plastic cylinder when a hose connection on the top of the unit began to leak. Employee #1 had started up a stepladder to stop the leak when the mixture ignited. He was set on fire and was killed. The entire building burned for approximately 1-1/2 hours before the blaze was extinguished.
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