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Accident: 47186.015 - Employee Is Severely Burned While Draining Oil, Later Dies

Accident: 47186.015 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 06/24/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
915413.01506/25/2013M/V Eigil B, Inc
At 10:45 a.m. on June 24, 2013, an employee was draining oil from a low pressure receiver that was part of a mechanical refrigeration system. The employee was using a hose to drain the oil from a drain port and anhydrous ammonia was releas ed in a vapor state before igniting. The employee received second and third deg ree burns over a significant portion of their body from the burning vapor. The initial report does not indicate when the employee died.
Keywords: anhydrous ammonia, burn, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 915413.015 82 M Fatality

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