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Accident: 201925070 - Employee Is Killed In Flash Fire; Another Is Burned

Accident: 201925070 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31292111701/29/20103479Thermal Polymer Systems, Lc
On January 28, 2009, Employees #1 and #2 were coating a tank trailer with a highly flammable material. When fumes ignited, a flash fire occurred and burned both employees. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized for burns over 90 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable liquid, fire, paint, coating operation, flashback
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312921117 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations
2 312921117 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Hand painting, coating and decorating occupations

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