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Accident: 129609.015 - Employee Is Killed From Fire And Fall

Accident: 129609.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 09/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1493526.01509/18/2020Wastewater Specialties, Llc
At 2:00 p.m. on September 17, 2020, an employee was working on a roof to vacuum flammable oil leaking from a heater. At the same time, there were coworkers usin g reciprocating saws and an angular hand grinder to cut off the heater's convect ion section. Sparks from the cutting operation developed a fire that engulfed th e employee who then, at some point, possibly jumped or fell approximately forty- five feet to a lower level, iron catwalk. The employee was killed by unspecified injuries.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fire, flammable liquid, grinder, heater, reciprocating saw, roof, spark
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1493526.015 22 M Fatality Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

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