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Accident: 201955333 - Employee Dies From Burns Received In Fire

Accident: 201955333 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 11/13/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31150149811/13/20073479Trans-Acc, Inc.
On November 13, 2007, a bucket of flammable solvent was accidentally knocked over in the sealant area spilling onto the floor and splashing onto Employee #1. Coworkers attempted to spread the liquid out to help it evaporate. Vapors released from the spill were ignited by a pilot light on a water heater. Employee #1 was on fire where he had been splashed on his pants and body by the solvent. Coworkers pushed Employee #1 to the ground and used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. His legs were badly burned, and he died approximately ten days later.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, fire, ignition system, smoke, spill, water heater, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311501498 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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