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Accident: 170218044 - Employee Suffers Burns And Dies

Accident: 170218044 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 11/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11089521611/22/19933714Allied Signal Braking Systems
On November 20, 1993, Employee #1 lowered himself using an overhead crane and boatswain's chair into the confined space of the firm's foundry cupola that he was going to repair. Employee #1's clothes caught on fire from a unknown source and he later died from the burns. Allied Signal Brake, the employer, did not enforce, and Employee #1 did not follow, the firm's confined space entry procedure. Neither Employee #1 nor his employer tested the confined space, locked all hazardous energy sources, or had rescue equipment available.
Keywords: burn, clothing, furnace, bosun chair, repair, confined space, ppe, work rules, lockout, overhead crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110895216 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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