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Accident: 202081527 - Employee Is Killed When Acetone Catches Fire

Accident: 202081527 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 06/29/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31660929607/02/20127699S & S Graham Archery Sales, Inc.
On June 29, 2012, Employee #1, as part of the taxidermy process, was soaking a boar hide in acetone. As she moved the hide to a sink for rinsing, she passed by a gas-fired water heater. The acetone vapors were ignited by the pilot light on the water heater, causing a fire. Employee #1 was trapped and died during the fire.
Keywords: pilot light, asphyxiated, vapor, fire, caught by, acetone, water heater
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316609296 Fatality Asphyxia Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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