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Accident: 201177672 - Employee Burned By Ignited Vapors

Accident: 201177672 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30087784204/20/20057532William Lawrence, Inc Dba Aero Colours
Employee #1 heated spray paint can with a heat gun for about five minutes "to get a better spray and less splatter." As he picked the can up, the top popped off, releasing the flammable vapors which were ignited by the nearby hot heating gun. The ensuing fire engulfed the Employee #1's right leg and shorts which the employee put out with his hands. Fire department personnel treated him before an ambulance transported him to the UCDMC Burn Center for admission and treatment of second degree burns to his right calf. Three months earlier, Employee #1 had received a written warning for doing the same heating of a spray can.
Keywords: burn, automotive repair, flammable vapors, work rules, paint, painter, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300877842 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance

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