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Accident: 201560281 - Employee Burned In Explosion

Accident: 201560281 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12679684612/18/19982599Smiths Food & Drug Carpenter Shop
An employee was mixing paint thinner and an enamel oil base paint in a 50-50 mixture. He was using a single-rod electric mixer that he had brought from home. The electric mixer, which was not intrinsically safe, ignited the flammable vapors. The ensuing fire burned the employee on his right side, from his knee to his shoulder, over 18.5 percent of his body. He was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electrical, flammable vapors, explosion, paint solvent, electric drill, equipment approval
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126796846 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations

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