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Accident: 170158976 - Employee Burned When Clothing Ignites In Explosion And Fire

Accident: 170158976 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/01/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11211528209/14/19907631Stanley Bonner Dba Coronado Jewelers
On Saturday, September 1, 1990, Employee #1 came to work on his day off. He took the floor sweepings to an alley behind the employer's premises, put them in an open drumlet, ignited the sweepings, and then sprayed alcohol on the floor with a Windex-type sprayer. Employee #1 sustained burns when a fire exploded and ignited his clothing. Floor sweepings at this workplace were normally sold to a refinery for recovery of gold.
Keywords: burn, clothing, alcohol, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112115282 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Janitors and cleaners

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