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Accident: 202076287 - One Employee Dies, Three Others Burned After Explosion

Accident: 202076287 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 01/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30851425601/07/20055231Britt & Tilson Glass Co., Inc.
On January 7, 2005, Employees #1 and #2, were using denatured alcohol in the process of cutting laminated glass. The alcohol was poured onto the glass and was lit. The fire caused a one-gallon metal container of denatured alcohol to explode. Employees #1 and #2 were seriously burned. Employees #3 and #4, who attempted to assist their coworkers, also suffered burns. Employee #1 died on February 26, 2005 at the Doctor's Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, broken glass, alcohol, flammable liquid, fire, explosion, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308514256 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 308514256 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 308514256 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 308514256 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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