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Accident: 201141884 - Three Employees Injured In Flash Fire

Accident: 201141884 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/23/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30084819908/24/20001795Quest Environmental
A demolition crew was preparing to take an elevator system apart. The crew had been informed that the hydraulic system had been evacuated of fluid. When one of the workers cut the hydraulic line with a torch, there was hydraulic fluid under pressure, which sprayed out and ignited. Three workers suffered second-and-third-degree burns. All three employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, demolition, fire, hydraulic fluid, pressure piping, elevator, pressure release, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 3 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300848199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 300848199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion
3 300848199 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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