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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201401627 - Battery Exploded Throwing Battery Acid In Employee'S Face

Accident: 201401627 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 01/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12729266202/12/19981711River City Mechanical
Employee #1 was using a cigarette lighter to check the fluid level in a battery when the flame caused the battery to explode throwing battery acid into his face. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, burn, flammable vapors, fire, flashback, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127292662 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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