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Accident: 170110977 - Employee Burned In Xylene Explosion And Fire

Accident: 170110977 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10912385106/28/19932851Glyptal, Incorporated
As part of cleaning operations, Employee #1 was pouring 2 to 3 gallons of xylene from an open 5-gallon 26 gauge container into the post of a ceramic line paint ball mill. The ungrounded 5-gallon pail made contact with the grounded ball mill, which generated a static spark and caused an explosion and flash fire. Employee #1 was hospitalized with third-degree burns to his right forearm.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, xylene, cleaning, fire, forearm, explosion, spark
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109123851 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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