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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 foot by 23 foot stainless steel tank, using Plasite 7133, a Category 2 flammable liquid. A flash fire occurred when the employee brought a light into the Permit Required Confined Space. Employee #1 sustained burns on his forehead, arms, chest, abdomen, and back. He was hospitalized for his injuries until July 14, 2018, when he died.
Keywords: abdomen, chest, fire, forehead, flammable liquid, confined space, burn, tank, arm
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 Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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