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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 867838 - Employee Dies Of Burns After Catching Fire

Accident: 867838 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10131285810/06/19885093Luntz Corp.

Employee #1, who was burning scrap ferrous metals, was found by another employee in a puddle of water attempting to extinguish his burning clothing. Employee #1 died due to 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns to his upper body. Flame retardant clothing was not required and adequate fire protection was not in use.

Keywords: burn, clothing, protective clothing, work rules, fire

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101312858 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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