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Accident: 201351244 - Three Employees Burned When Acetone Vapors Ignite

Accident: 201351244 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30273818206/02/20003732F. R. P. Industries, Inc. (Baja Cruisers)
Employees #1 through #3 were cleaning and detailing a boat that was in the last stage of manufacturing. Employees #1 and #2 were in the cabin of the boat, and Employee #3 was in the back cockpit; all were cleaning with acetone contained in quart-sized containers. When Employee #1 started up an electric vacuum cleaner, it apparently ignited the acetone vapors in the air of the cabin, resulting in a flash fire. All three employees sustained burns, for which they were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, cleaning, fire, acetone, explosion, cleaning fluid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302738182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 302738182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 302738182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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