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Accident: 201321213 - Employee Dies From Burns When Contacts Open Flame Heater

Accident: 201321213 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 01/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31126865001/03/20083325Arcelor Mittal Plate, Llc
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on January 3, 2008, Employee #1 sustained severe burns, when his pants contacted an open flame heater, which was used in the roll building area. Employee #1 died 14 days later. Employee #1's flame resistant clothes ignited and burned quickly as they had likely absorbed a combustible solvent used in the process.
Keywords: burn, building, flammable liquid, heater, fire, flagman, smoke, combustible liquid, textile
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311268650 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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