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Accident: 202458188 - Employee Burns Face And Hands While Cleaning With Solvent

Accident: 202458188 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 12/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338836502/04/20137538Villa Automotive

On December 17, 2012, Employee #1, with Villa Automotive, was cleaning a radiator in a solvent bath when he determined the radiator was not coming clean. Employee #1 then proceeded to steam clean the radiator and then sprayed the surface with a flammable substance. After that, Employee #1 dried the radiator next to an open flame. The vapors from the flammable substance ignited, burning his face and hands. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, automotive repair, flammable vapors, cleaning, fire, face, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313388365 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Technicians, n.e.c.

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