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Accident: 201485042 - Employee Burns Forearms When Chemical Vapors Ignite

Accident: 201485042 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112118208/23/20021793Miracle Method Bathroom Restoration
On August 6, 2002, Employee #1 was performing restoration efforts on a bathroom. As he was sitting on a toilet seat cover, applying Sunrez resin and acetone to a surface, Employee #1 turned on an ultraviolet halogen light. The resin and acetone released volatile vapors, ignited and Employee #1 sustained burns to his forearms. Employee #1 was transported to a medical facility, where he was treated and released. He returned to work the following day.
Keywords: burn, ventilation, flammable vapors, fire, forearm, construction, acetone, chemical vapor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301121182 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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