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Accident: 100425.015 - Employee Sustains Burns To Legs When Fire Flares Up

Accident: 100425.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 10/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274915.01511/01/2017Attic Breeze, Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured attic fans. There was a powder coating process in use at the factory. Residue from the powder coating booth had gradually accumulated in a vacuum cleaner and filters from the booth. The employee had to empty the residue. The employees supervisor had been burning scrap wood, old pallets and boxes in a burn pit. The employee took the vacuum cleaner filled with powder to the burn pit. He dumped the vacuum cleaners contents into the burn pit. There was still a fire smoldering in the burn pit. The powder ignited and flared up. The employee sustained first and second degree burns on both legs. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: paint, paint booth, burn, fire, leg, combustible dust, powder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274915.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Painting and paint spraying machine operators

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