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Accident: 200100691 - Five Employees Injured In Two Chemical Explosions

Accident: 200100691 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 05/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30348165905/30/20002851Akron Paint & Varnish Co.
On May 24, 2000, Employee #1 was mixing puncture seal chemicals when Employee #2 entered to borrow a propane lift truck that was in the area. When Employee #2 started the lift truck, there was an explosion. Both employees sustained burns, for which they were hospitalized. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 27, 2000, Employees #3 through #5 were in the same building, mixing flammable puncture seal chemicals during fabrication of tire puncture sealant, when there was a flash fire and explosion. All three employees sustained burns and were admitted overnight to a burn unit. The source of ignition was not determined but may have been the propane lift truck or anti-static chemicals in the bulk chemicals being used.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, explosion, industrial truck, chemical reaction, spark
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303481659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 303481659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 303481659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 303481659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 303481659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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