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Accident: 114961.015 - Employee Sustains Burns During Liquid Vapor Ignition

Accident: 114961.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 03/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389823.01504/01/2019Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on March 22, 2019, an employee was using a MIG welder to tack weld a bracket onto a truck axle housing. The employee had cleaned the axle housing using a brake cleaner/degreaser and a bucket to catch the residue as well as an y excess brake cleaning fluid. The employee struck an arc with the welder and t he bucket of brake cleaner ignited. The employee kicked the bucket away and the fluid splashed and the vapor in the air flashed, melting the employee's polyest er uniform to his body. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: automotive repair, burn, fire, flammable liquid, flammable vapors
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389823.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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