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Accident: 201106952 - Employee Is Burned When Tourch Ignites Flammables

Accident: 201106952 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/05/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082073512/08/20051799Aqua Pool & Spa
Employee #1 was using a propane torch to heat 3-in. PVC pipe to shape around the edge of a swimming pool under construction. Employee #1 had spilled a flammable solvent and cement adhesive product on his right pant leg. The propane torch ignited Employee #1's right pant leg. Employee #1 suffered serious burns and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, heat, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, propane torch, propane, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300820735 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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