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Accident: 51066.015 - Employee Dies After Solvent Ignites In An Auto Body Shop

Accident: 51066.015 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 08/19/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
934163.01508/21/2013Rick'S Auto Body
At 10:00 a.m. on August 19, 2013, an employee was working for an auto body shop. He was transferring flammable solvent liquid from a plastic 18.9-liter (5-gallo n) bucket into a plastic 208.2 (55-gallon0 drum via a metal funnel. The flammabl e vapors ignited, probably from static electricity. The employee sustained third -degree burns to 95 percent of his body. He was hospitalized, and he died. Other workers were also involved. The file said that two workers were not hospitalize d and that two workers were hospitalized. The employee who died might have been one of the hospitalized workers.
Keywords: automotive repair, burn, combustible liquid, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, pouring, static electricity
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 934163.015 44 M Fatality Automobile mechanics

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