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Accident: 200351211 - One Killed, One Burned When Primer Vapors Explode

Accident: 200351211 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/09/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30287433411/22/19991799R L Dresser Inc
Employees #1 and two coworkers were applying C1010 primer to a gym floor. There were two Vulcan industrial gas stoves in the room next to the gym, and the stoves had a total of twelve pilot lights. The vapors from the primer apparently reached the open flames of the pilot lights and ignited, resulting in an explosion and flashover. Employee #1 sustained fatal burns and one coworker suffered first- and second-degree burns over 20 to 30 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, vapor, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, explosion, paint solvent
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302874334 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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