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Accident: 200100097 - Four Employees Burned When Flammable Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200100097 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10301525101/22/19977218Coyne Textile Services
Employees #1 through #4 were washing shop towels soiled with flammable and combustible liquids. Vapors from the solvents ignited on the floor below the machine and in a trench behind it. Employees #1 through #3 sustained burns in the resulting fire; Employee #4 sustained burns while trying to assist his coworkers.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, combustible liquid, chemical vapor, work surface, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103015251 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103015251 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 103015251 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 103015251 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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