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Accident: 202545158 - Employee Suffer Burns When The Sealer Stain Blocker Explodes

Accident: 202545158 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486454702/25/20131761Bal Inc Dba Servpro Of Westwood/W Beverly Hills

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on February 21, 2013, Employee #1 was applying Kilz Odorless Primer Sealer Stain blocker (Part Number 10444, UPC Number 051652104448) in a closet. The product is described by the manufacturer as having vapors that may ignite explosively. The employee was unaware of the hazards associated with the product. Ventilation was inadequate in the work area and the product vapors exceeded the lower explosive limit. The employee was using the oil based aerosol sealer in an enclosed room and it explosively ignited. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for burns to his body. The employee remained hospitalized requiring surgery.

Keywords: burn, vapor, ventilation, ignition system, lubricating fluid, explosion, storage area
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314864547 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Technicians, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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