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Accident: 14465983 - One Employee Killed, Five Hospitalized After Flash Fire

Accident: 14465983 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/25/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069726706/26/19872851Ennis Paint Mfg., Inc.
Employees #1 through #6 were working in a paint manufacturing area. An unauthorized fork truck was being used to dump flammable solvent from a 55 gallon drum into a mix tank. The truck stalled, and when an attempt was made to restart it, a fire erupted and engulfed the entire area in flames. Employee #1 was killed; Employees #2 through #5 were hospitalized.
Keywords: flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, industrial truck, spark
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100697267 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
2 100697267 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
3 100697267 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
4 100697267 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
5 100697267 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
6 100697267 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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