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Accident: 170728422 - Employee Burned When Cleaning Alcohol Ignited

Accident: 170728422 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/25/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11971771809/22/19951741Bratton Masonry
Employee #1 was cleaning an epoxy pump following a break for lunch. This is a normal operation using alcohol solvent to soften material in order for the injection pump to resume sealing. The alcohol ignited, causing Employee #1 to drop the container. Material splashed on Employee #1 and he was burned on the arms and legs. He was hospitalized for one week. Employee #1 is trained in this operation and has performed this work numerous times on several jobs. The pump motor was unplugged and a source of ignition has not been found. The site and operation were unavailable for investigation because the report was made one month after the accident.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, flammable liquid, cleaning, fire, construction, arm, pump, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119717718 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Tile setters, hard and soft

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