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Accident: 201112737 - Employee Burned When Vapors Ignite

Accident: 201112737 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/08/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602943806/05/20001799Rpm Services Inc.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 8, 2000, Employee #1, a leadman for a waterproofing contractor, was working at an apartment building in Hollywood, CA. He was using an electric chipping gun on a raised portion of the concrete floor after the walls and floor had been cleaned with acetone. A flash fire broke out and Employee #1 suffered first- and second-degree burns to his face, forearms, and hands.
Keywords: burn, portable power tool, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, construction, acetone, chemical vapor, face, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126029438 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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