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Accident: 200462273 - Employee Is Killed In Fire While Spraying Insulation

Accident: 200462273 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31209855105/17/20081742Colony Insulation, Incorporated
On May 17, 2008, Employee #1 was spraying foam insulation in the enclosed attic space of a two story, single-family home that was undergoing renovations. He had accessed the attic via an aluminum ladder through a hole in the second floor ceiling. A flash fire occurred, killing Employee #1. Inadequate ventilation contributed to the buildup of vapors. The ignition source was not determined.
Keywords: attic, burn, installing, vapor, ventilation, confined space, fire, ladder, construction, thermal insulation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312098551 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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