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Accident: 170732614 - Employee Burned In Alcohol-Ignited Fire

Accident: 170732614 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/30/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989605806/16/19945812Sizzler
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on March 30, 1994, Employee #1 was preparing to clean the Jade Range oven in the kitchen area of a Sizzler restaurant. Although vinegar is used to clean the ovens, Employee #1 picked up a bottle of isopropyl alcohol, poured some on a cleaning cloth or rag, and began to wipe the oven. Either some of the alcohol dripped onto the pilot light or the alcohol was ignited by the heat in the oven. An explosion and fire resulted. Employee #1 suffered burns to her face, arms, and legs and she was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, work rules, cleaning, fire, explosion, arm, face, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119896058 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Kitchen workers, food preparation

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