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Accident: 202492286 - Employee Is Burned When Paint Can Explodes

Accident: 202492286 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/11/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457262908/26/20111721Chrisp Company
On August 11, 2011, Employee #1, a spray paint helper, was working on an Apollo Thermo Handliner machine used to mark roadways at a road construction project at the intersection of US 50 and Hazel Avenue. A can of aerosol paint fell off of the body of the machine and rolled under the propane heater that melts the striping material. Employee #1 reached for the can when it exploded, causing face and arm burns. A coworker helped wash Employee #1 in cold water and call 911. Employee #1 went to UC Davis Burn Unit, where he was treated and released the same day.
Keywords: burn, highway, heater, machine operator, spray painting, paint, explosion, arm, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314572629 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Other

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