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Accident: 201164449 - Employee Injured When Alcohol Burned Face And Ear

Accident: 201164449 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12610892712/10/20021793Chris Ettley Dba Lucky'S Glass & Mirror Co
At 10:30 a.m. on December 5, 2002, Employee #1 was in the employer's shop using denatured alcohol on a rag to clean the metal frame of a glass door. He used a cigarette lighter to heat the frame. He was not using eye or face protection. Employee #1 raised the can of the alcohol to apply more alcohol to the rag. A flame or heated surface ignited the alcohol and flashed back to the can of alcohol which exploded. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to his face and right ear and was hospitalized for observation.
Keywords: burn, alcohol, ear, explosion, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126108927 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sales workers, other commodities FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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