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Accident: 170620926 - Employee Burned When Adhesive Spray Explodes And Ignites

Accident: 170620926 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565606606/20/19961711Klimate King Heating & Air
On April 25, 1996, Employee #1, an installer trainee at Klimate King Heating and Air, was using a 17 oz can of Nashua 357 adhesive spray to coat the bottom of a return air cabinet. The can and flammable spray were ignited by the pilot light of an adjacent hot water heater, resulting in an explosion and fire. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to his face, ears, hands, and forearms.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, spray painting, inexperience, face, water heater
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125656066 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sheet metal worker apprentices

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