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Accident: 170901003 - Burn - Electric Drill Ignited Flammable Vapors

Accident: 170901003 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605376810/28/19973672Culver City Composites Corp
Two employees were using an electric drill to unclog the bottom drain line of a process tank used to make master batches of epoxy resin. A spark from the drill motor ignited acetone vapors at the bottom of the tank, resulting in an explosion and fire. The employees suffered second-degree burns to their faces, necks, and arms.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electrical, flammable vapors, fire, acetone, explosion, electric drill, equipment approval
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126053768 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators
2 126053768 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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