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Accident: 509620 - Employee Dies From Burns Sustained In Explosion

Accident: 509620 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 08/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10723719009/08/19944212Rst, Inc.
On August 25, 1994, Employee #1 was cutting the top of a drum that last contained a combustible liquid with a flash point of 131 degrees F. The vapors ignited and the drum exploded. The employee received 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. On September 1, 1994, Employee #1 died.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, explosion, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107237190 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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