Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201855889 - Employee Dies From Burns When Toluene Ignites
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|310121058||06/12/2007||3714||336211||Toyo Automotive Parts (Usa), Inc.|
Abstract: On June 1, 2007, Employee #1, a team leader, was setting up to clean jigs with toluene. She was transferring toluene from a 55-gallon drum to two plastic totes in an enclosed mixing room. There was a near empty drum of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) next to the toluene. An ignition occurred around the toluene, causing a flashback toward the MIBK, blowing out the bunghole. Employee #1 sustained third degree burns over 90 percent of her body. She was transported to a nearby burn center, where she died eleven days later.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||310121058||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Machine operators, not specified|