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Accident: 14386718 - Employee Killed In Cleaning Solvent Fire

Accident: 14386718 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 04/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10113410404/10/19872851Enterprise Companies Div. Valspar Corp.
At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 8, 1987, Employee #1 was washing out a 2,200-gallon paint mixing tank. He was using a high power spray apparatus filled with a cleaning solvent that contained xylene and methyl ethyl ketone. The vapors created by the power spray ignited, and Employee #1 sustained burns over 48 percent of his body. He died at 6:09 a.m. on April 9, 1987. The ignition source is suspected to have been static electricity build-up from the spray apparatus. The tank had not been bonded.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, mek, flammable vapors, work rules, xylene, cleaning, fire, high pressure, cleaning fluid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101134104 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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