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Accident: 170202667 - Employee'S Face And Hands Burned In Cotton Gin Fire

Accident: 170202667 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11202745301/03/19920724Bullard Avenue Ginning
Employee #1 was cleaning out a plugged lint cleaner on a cotton gin that had been turned off and locked out. Employee #1 and coworkers had been working on the machine for about 2 minutes when a flash fire erupted of unknown origin. Employee #1 sustained burns on his face and hands. The manager thought that one of the motors beneath the machine could have burned up, or that an electrical junction box might have short-circuited.
Keywords: burn, agriculture, cleaning, fire, cotton gin, electrical box, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112027453 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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