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Accident: 200600450 - Employee Burned When Xylene Ignites, Later Dies

Accident: 200600450 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 01/04/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30233900701/06/19993715Dugan Trailer Company
Employee #1 was prepping a cattle trailer for painting by cleaning it with xylene. To keep warm, he had started a fire in a 5-gallon bucket filled with wood. He was also smoking. The flammable xylene ignited and Employee #1 sustained serious burns in the ensuing fire. He was hospitalized, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, xylene, cleaning, smoking, cleaning fluid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302339007 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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