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Accident: 201183001 - Painter Is Burned When Flammable Thinner Ignites

Accident: 201183001 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 08/11/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739610109/15/20061721Russell Hinton Company
On August 11, 2006, Employee #1, a foreman/painter with Russell Hinton Company, had just finished preparing kitchen cabinets for painting by wiping them with a rag soaked in Jasco lacquer thinner. While descending a stepladder, he placed his left hand on top of a stove for support. The rag was ignited by the stove's pilot light. Employee #1 was hospitalized at SF General Hospital for first- and second-degree burns to his left arm. Skin grafting was performed.
Keywords: burn, lacquer thinner, thinner, flammable liquid, oven, ladder, descending, paint, arm, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307396101 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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