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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14217004 - Flash Fire Involving A Chemical

Accident: 14217004 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/13/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1459880905/14/19843069Quadna Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1461812805/14/19843069Quadna Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING AT THE BOTTOM OF A SUMP TANK, USING A PAINT BRUSH ROLLER TO ROLL CARBON DISULFIDE (CS2) ONTO THE UNCURED RUBBER LINED SUMP TANK WALLS. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN ROLLING ON THE CS2 FOR APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MINUTES. THERE WAS AN OPEN PLASTIC BUCKET (APPROXIMATE CAPACITY OF 1 -2 GALLONS) OF CS2 IN THE TANK. THE TANK DIMENSIONS WERE APPROXIMATELY 11 FEET 4 1/2 INCHES LONG BY 6 FEET 3 INCHES WIDE BY 8 FEET 11 INCHES DEEP. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS OUTSIDE THE TANK, IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER, TILTING A PORTABLE NONEXPLOSION PROOF FAN TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. EMPLOYEE #2 SAW FLAMES SHOOT UP OUT OF THE TANK. EMPLOYEE #1 SUSTAINED SEVERE BURNS OVER 86% OF HIS BODY. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL FOR BREATHING DIFFICULTIES. HE WAS RELEASED UNDER A PHYSICIANS CARE. NO HOSPITAL STAY WAS REQUIRED.
Keywords: burn, confined space, sump tank, fire, carbon disulfide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14598809 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 14618128 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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