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Accident: 14375422 - Employee Burned When Combustible Material Ignites

Accident: 14375422 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/26/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10007980508/31/19871711Allied Mechanical Services, Inc.
On June 26, 1987, Employee #1 was standing on a ladder about 15 ft above the floor, in an empty building, and removing a large 10-ft by 10-ft by 20-ft bag of polystyrene pieces and dust, hung on a cable. Employee #1 was cutting the cable, which was holding the bag with a cutting torch. When Employee #1 cut the record cable with the torch, the bag fell and caught fire from the torch's sparks. The fire engulfed Employee #1 and he suffered burns. Employee #1 died from burn complications seven weeks later.
Keywords: burn, heat, building, fire, ladder, construction, torch, explosion, spark, combustible dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100079805 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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