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Accident: 201310638 - Employee Burned When Pilot Light Ignites Vapors

Accident: 201310638 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 06/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30328770006/26/20011752Evergreen Llc
On June 26, 2001, Employee #1 was sanding and finishing the hardwood floors in an apartment. He turned off all electricity prior to applying the finish, but forgot to extinguish the pilot light to the water heater. The lacquer vapors flashed and Employee #1 suffered burns that required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, vapor, flammable vapors, lacquer, construction, chemical vapor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303287700 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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