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Accident: 202500690 - Employee Burns Hands When Solvents On Gloves Ignite

Accident: 202500690 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/21/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31166241511/26/20071761Advanced Moisture Protection Inc
On November 21, 2007, Employee #1 was assigned to reseal around a leaking skylight on the roof of an office building. He first used a cleaning solvent to clean the skylight before applying new sealant. Employee #1 then stopped for a break and decided to smoke a cigarette. When he lit the cigarette, his gloves burst into flames. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns on his hands and fingers. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released that same day.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, glove, work rules, cleaning, construction, smoking, cleaning fluid, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311662415 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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