Accident Report Detail
Accident: 692210 - Employee Dies Of Burns When Acetylene Torch Ignites Solvent
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Employee #1 was acting as a fire watch for a coworker who was using an acetylene torch. A spark ignited an 8 gallon plastic can of solvent that was 4 ft away. Employee #1 picked up the can and apparently dropped it, splashing the burning solvent onto his upper body. His clothes ignited and he sustained second-degree burns on his upper body. Employee #1 died of complications from the burns at 4:20 a.m. on May 12, 1986.
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