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Accident: 201128923 - Polish Remover Vapor Ignites, Burns Employee

Accident: 201128923 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/03/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577362212/16/20117231Van Ngo Dba Euro Nail Spa
On December 3, 2011, Employee #1, of Van Ngo Dba Euro Nail Spa, was performing her duties in the salon. Tea candles were lit and placed near a jar of nail polish remover. It was believed that vapors from the nail polish remover were ignited by the burning tea candles. Employee #1 was close to the jar and her clothing caught on fire. As a result, she suffered second degree burns to her body. She was transported to the hospital and treated for her injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, nail, vapor, fire, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315773622 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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