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Accident: 107439.015 - Employee Dies From Burns Sustained In A Flash Fire

Accident: 107439.015 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 05/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1330906.01507/18/2018M & D Coatings, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on May 3, 2017, Employee #1 was spray coating the inside of a 6 foo t by 23 foot stainless steel tank, using Plasite 7133, a Category 2 flammable li quid. A flash fire occurred when the employee brought a light into the Permit Re quired Confined Space. Employee #1 sustained burns on his forehead, arms, chest, abdomen, and back. He was hospitalized for his injuries until July 14, 2018, wh en he died.
Keywords: abdomen, arm, burn, chest, confined space, fire, flammable liquid, forehead, tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1330906.015 52 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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