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Accident: 170068175 - Employees Involved In Fire

Accident: 170068175 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/03/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10841143002/10/19923599Poly-Fab Corporation
A small fire occurred in the vapor degreaser tank as a result of the ignition of waste contaminants in the 1-1-1-trichloroethane. The employees were evacuated from the building according to the company's evacuation plan. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire within minutes of notification. Once all employees were accounted for, they were dismissed for the remainder of the day in order to "air out" the smoke in the building.
Keywords: trichloroethane, degreaser tank, flammable vapors, fire, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 108411430

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