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Accident: 170174221 - One Killed, Two Injured When Paint Vapor Explodes

Accident: 170174221 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11182556801/02/19911721Tim Taylor Painting Services
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 19, 1990, Employees #1 through #3 were masking and spray coating in a single-family house. They were using a Dynamite, model D-520 unit, with an ASM mid-400 gun to apply an oil-based primer when there was an explosion and fire. Employee #1 suffered severe burns on his hands and face, and was hospitalized until January 23, 1991. Employee #2 suffered severe burns over 70 percent of his body and died in the hospital on January 17, 1991. Employee #3 suffered a strained back and contusions on his right foot. He was treated at a local hospital and released. The furnace and heater pilot lights were not shut off, and either one could have been a source of ignition.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, spray painting, back, explosion, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111825568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers
2 111825568 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance
3 111825568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers

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