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Accident: 201573516 - Two Employees' Killed In Chemical Explosion

Accident: 201573516 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31190636608/12/20081752Rust-Oleum Service Company
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 11, 2008, Employee #1 and Employee #2 applied toluene on a concrete floor in a basement of a single family home to remove a base coat. They were killed in an explosions and subsequent fire.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, inhalation, toluene, explosion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311906366 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations FallDist:
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Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 311906366 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations FallDist:
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