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Accident: 200813129 - Three Employees Are Burned By Flash Fire, One Later Dies

Accident: 200813129 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 10/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31470385111/16/20102869Chemplex Ltd
On October 4, 2010, a portable quartz halogen utility lamp was placed near an open hatch of a blending vat that contained a Class IIIA combustible liquid. The lamp ignited the liquid and caused a flash fire. Three employees were burned by the flash fire. Employee #1 sustained large area burns (on 45% of his body, according to media reports), and he was hospitalized. He died on November 15, 2010. Employee #2 was hospitalized. Employee #3 received emergency treatment but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, lighting, combustible liquid, skin, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314703851 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 314703851 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 314703851 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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