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Accident: 14326466 - One Employee Killed, Another Injured In Fire

Accident: 14326466 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 07/25/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30690245307/31/20037538Tc Unlimited Inc.
On July 25, 2003, Employee #1 was cutting angle iron using an oxygen and acetylene cutting torch. The sparks from the torch ignited spent batteries, which were located directly beneath the area that was being cut. A 100-gallon spent oil tank was then ignited. Employee #1 was standing on a ladder at the time and was engulfed in flames. He fell from the ladder and began rolling on the floor to extinguish the fire. Employee #1 sustained serious burns. Employee #2 was in the upstairs office. The ceiling insulation caught on fire, trapping Employee #2 in the office. Employee #2 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: battery, burn, metal rail, asphyxiated, acetylene torch, fire, ladder, oil tank, welding, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306902453 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 306902453 Fatality Asphyxia Secretaries

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