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Accident: 116017.015 - Employee Sustains Third Degree Burns To Hand And Leg

Accident: 116017.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398771.01505/07/2019Littoral Marine, Llc.
At 9:10 a.m. on April 19, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that built bo ats. He was installing a wiring harness on the aft section of a boat. As he did this, he was lying on a mover's blanket. He had used acetone to clean the dirty areas of the boat and his hands. The bottle of acetone was leaking, and the vapo rs from the previously used acetone were lingering on the mover's blanket and on the employee. When the employee lit a torch to heat shrink the wires on the har ness, the open flames ignited the nearby flammable vapors. The employee suffered third-degree burns to his right leg and arm. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: acetone, boat, burn, cleaning, electric cable, electrical work, electrician, fire extinguisher, flammable vapors, hand, installing, leak, leg, open flame, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398771.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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