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Accident: 170178131 - Employee Burned By Spontaneous Flashback

Accident: 170178131 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/13/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11984055109/04/19921721Larry Friend
With the door closed, Employee #1 prepared a bathroom in a private residence for repainting. He had resealed the electrical outlets in the room and was using steel wool and rags to apply a solution of four parts paint thinner to one part lacquer thinner to the cabinets. A sudden flash of flame occurred, burning Employee #1's legs, buttocks, and right hand. He left the bathroom and doused himself with water. The paramedics transported Employee #1 to an area burn center.
Keywords: burn, ventilation, flammable liquid, buttocks, construction, paint solvent, hand, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119840551 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Painters, construction and maintenance

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