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Accident: 14520027 - Employee Dies Of Burns After Combustible Liquid Ignites

Accident: 14520027 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/24/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163321211/25/19861795National Wrecking Company Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163322011/25/19862819Monsanto Company
Employee #1 was standing atop an accumulator, 63 inches above the ground, cutting a bolt with a cutting torch. The bolt held together a set of flanges that had a blind between them to hold combustible liquid on the upper side. As he cut the last remaining bolt, the flanges parted, releasing the combustible liquid above the blind. The liquid flowed onto Employee #1's chest and immediately ignited, engulfing Employee #1 in flames. He was burned to death.
Keywords: work rules, combustible liquid, burn, chest, fire, construction, torch, spill, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101633212 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 101633220 Occupation Not Listed

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