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Accident: 170066997 - Employee Burned During Aerosol Can Explosion

Accident: 170066997 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954384109/07/19959999Thomas Mcclellan And Lee Wilson
Employee #1 was cutting and burning a steel I-beam at its base. An aerosol liquid cleaner can was stored between a space approximately 3 in. wide between the I-beam and a steel panel. As Employee #1 cut down the I-beam, the aerosol can heated up and exploded. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns on his arms, face, and the back of his neck.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, work rules, explosion, cleaning fluid, neck, arm, face, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119543841 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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