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Accident: 201141694 - Employee Burned When Vapors Are Ignited By Buffing Machine

Accident: 201141694 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30084851209/29/20007349Priority Building Services
Two employees were removing an adhesive from work space floors with a buffing machine. A gasoline and chemical mixture was used to remove the adhesive, although the buffer had a clearly marked warning sign prohibiting its use with flammable or combustible liquids. After several hours of operation the flammable vapors ignited causing a fire. One employee was hospitalized with second and third degree burns over 90 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, combustible liquid, gasoline, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300848512 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Janitors and cleaners

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