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Accident: 202343919 - Employee Is Injured When Vapors Ignite And Explode

Accident: 202343919 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 05/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30611409105/09/20032851Lenmar Inc
On May 9, 2003, Employee #1 was adding a micronized powder to a mixing tank containing xylene and toluene. The vapors ignited which resulted in an explosion and fire. Employee #1 sustained third-degree burns to his hands, arms, face and neck. He was hospitalized for treatment of his burns. The source of ignition appeared to have been static electric discharge produce by the addition of the powder.
Keywords: burn, xylene, fire, toluene, explosion, neck, arm, powder, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306114091 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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