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Accident: 202648366 - Employee Is Burned While Drilling Into Spray Paint Can

Accident: 202648366 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/26/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351456410/12/20117537Abdul G. Zadeh Dba Island Auto Parts Warehouse Inc
At about 3:00 p.m. on September 26, 2011, Employee #1, with an auto repair facility, was using an electric drill to puncture a hole in the side of a 10 oz. can of spray paint to remove the can's contents. When the paint vapors ignited, he sustained third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: burn, portable power tool, automotive repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313514564 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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