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Accident: 170380059 - Employee Suffers 2nd-Degree Burns When Alcohol Ignites

Accident: 170380059 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/11/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12028691911/15/19943827Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc.
Employee #1 was preparing to clean a headgate valve with isopropyl alcohol when he spilled the alcohol on himself and on an open plastic container. While walking to a sink in the welding area to wash off the alcohol, he walked by a coworker using an oxyacetylene torch. The hot slag or a spark ignited the alcohol and Employee #1 caught on fire. He was hospitalized for 2nd-degree burns on his abdomen, hands, and face.
Keywords: burn, abdomen, isopropyl alcohol, acetylene torch, flammable liquid, cleaning, fire, spill, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120286919 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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