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Accident: 200101541 - Employee Suffers Burns In Lab Fire

Accident: 200101541 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 12/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30532804912/23/20022911Marathon Ashland Petroleum Llc
Employee #1 was using a vacuum pump in a laboratory process in which gasoline and other process samples were drawn through a filter to determine the amount and type of particulate. There was a sudden fire caused by accumulated vapor being ignited by an electrical or static electrical spark. Employee #1 wore a fire retardant lab coat and safety glasses, but was burned on the head and face. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, head, electrical, e gi vii, fire, lab worker, vacuum vessel, spark, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305328049 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chemical technicians

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