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Accident: 200330652 - Two Employees Burned When Alcohol Leak Ignites

Accident: 200330652 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 08/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10276208508/29/20002869Heartland Grains Fuel Plant
Employees #1 and #2 were working in the vicinity when 200 proof (100 percent) grain alcohol leaked out onto the floor and was ignited by sparks from a nearby welding and cutting operation. Both suffered first- and second-degree burns, but did not require hospitalization. Poor lockout/tagout procedures contributed to the fire.
Keywords: burn, leak, alcohol, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, welding, lockout, spark, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102762085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 102762085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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