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Accident: 14484190 - Burns From Flammable Liquid

Accident: 14484190 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10021661311/13/19852822General Electric Co. (Silicone Products Div)
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS POURING FLAMMABLE LIQUID FROM ONE 55 GALLON DRUM INTO ANOTHER WHEN THE LIQUID EXPLODED, CAUSING SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO 52% OF HIS BODY. THE FLAMMABLE LIQUID WAS HEXAMETHYLDISILAZANE (FLASH POINT-5% FARENHEIT). THE LIQUID WAS BEING TRANSFERED TO MEASURE OUT 65 POUNDS,WHICH WAS TO BE ADDED TO A RUBBER GUM COMPOUND TO PRODUCE A SILICONE RUBBER.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, low flash point, explosion, hexamethyldisilazane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100216613 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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