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Accident: 200553923 - Employee Dies In Alcohol Fire

Accident: 200553923 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/05/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30760292005/17/20057631Salvadore Pizzalato, Jr, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on May 5, 2005, Employee #1 was cleaning/repairing jewelry using denatured alcohol. There were jewelers' torches in the area, one having the valves in the open positions. The denatured alcohol ignited, causing the one-gallon container to erupt in an explosive manner, resulting in Employee #1 being set on fire. He was taken to the hospital, where he died nine days later. .
Keywords: alcohol, cleaning, fire, explosion, chemical burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307602920 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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