Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14464002 - Torch Ignited Enamel Thinner, Natural Gas Leak

Accident: 14464002 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469629804/17/19847532Fettigs Body Shop
EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF SMOKE INHALATION. HE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN USING AN ACETYLENE TORCH WHILE DOING AUTOMOBILE REPAIR WORK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE ACCIDENTLY UPSET A NEARBY CAN OF ENAMEL THINNER WHICH IGNITED FROM THE TORCH FLAME. IT IS ALSO BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS A NATURAL GAS LEAK INSIDE OF THE BUILDING WHICH EXPLODED WHEN THE FIRE ERUPTED. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS IN THE OFFICE AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING WHEN THE FIRE ERUPTED. HE ATTEMPTED TO GO INTO THE SHOP. WHEN HE SAW THE INTENSITY OF THE FIRE, HE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING. HIS HAIR WAS SINGED AND HIS HAND CUT WHILE HE WAS FLEEING THE BUILDING. HE DID NOT SEE A DOCTOR.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, automotive repair, acetylene, fire, natural gas, torch, laceration, gas leak, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14696298 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile body and related repairers
2 14696298 Fatality Asphyxia Automobile body and related repairers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close