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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 885848 - Employee Killed When Butane Lighters In Pocket Ignite

Accident: 885848 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 07/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10853443907/16/19901542Enserch Constructor Jv

Employee #1 was cutting seized bolts when a red-hot piece of slag flew into his pocket and melted through one or two plastic disposable cigarette lighters that contained butane. The butane ignited, burning Employee #1's clothing and body. He died.

Keywords: burn, butane, flammable liquid, molten slag, construction, molten metal, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108534439 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Heavy equipment mechanics

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