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Accident: 201060316 - Employee Burned When Hexane Vapors Ignite

Accident: 201060316 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/05/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12599862511/15/19961799American Bathtub Refinishers
Employee #1 was installing a shower enclosure in the bathroom of a private mobile home. He had just finished applying a mastic that emitted hexane vapors. Employee #1 had not extinguished the pilot lights and the vapors ignited, enveloping the structure in flames. He sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his upper extremities, head, neck, and upper back that covered approximately 17 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, head, vapor, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, back, hexane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125998625 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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