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Accident: 14546303 - Employee Dies In Fire, Others Severely Burned

Accident: 14546303 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 11/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10919667511/03/19943993Sign Builders, Inc.
Fire from a heater spread to a gas line. The heat caused the regulator on the gas line to rupture. The fire quickly spread through the establishment, which manufactures portable plastic signs. Employee #1 was killed after he returned to the burning structure to search for anyone who was left behind. Employees #2 through #5, #9, and #10 were burned as they tried to escape. Employee #6 was burned fighting the fire. Employees #7 and #8 were injured after they jumped from the second floor window to escape the fire. The primary cause of injury is as follows: Employees #2 through #5 and #7 through #10 did not have an alternate exit. Employees #1 and #6 misjudged the extent of the fire.
Keywords: burn, heater, work rules, fire, fire escape, gas, rupture, plastic mfg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 109196675 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
5 109196675 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
9 109196675 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
10 109196675 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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