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Accident: 200620383 - Employee Killed When Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200620383 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 06/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30248445607/09/19992851The Egyptian Laquer Manufacturing Company
Employee #1 and a coworker were pouring nitrocellulose from a 99 lb fiber drum into the top of a 3,000-gal tank when the flammable vapors ignited. Employee #1 died of burns sustained in the fire. The drum and the steel tank were not bonded together during the pouring process. The steel tank contained a flammable solvent, and nitrocellulose is also flammable. A static charge may have been source of ignition for the fire.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, combustible liquid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302484456 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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