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Accident: 201330933 - Employee Is Burned, Later Dies

Accident: 201330933 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 11/03/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31054213911/16/20062992Summit Lubricants Inc.
On November 3, 2006, Employee #1 was heating grease at temperatures between 350 degrees Fahrenheit and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 inserted a metal rod into the grease kettle to take a sample. A flash fire occurred. The metal rod was not grounded, and static electricity was generated, which ignited the flammable vapors. Employee #1 sustained third-degree burns to his upper body and was taken to the hospital. Six weeks later, Employee #1 died of heart failure in the hospital.
Keywords: burn, cardiovasc system, heart, heat, static electricity, flammable vapors, heart attack, fire, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310542139 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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