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Accident: 59788.015 - Employee'S Clothing Catches Fire And Is Killed

Accident: 59788.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 03/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
965239.01503/27/2014Green Acres Lake Park Resort
At 1:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014, a 50-year old male employee was in the process of painting the restroom stall of the female latrine. He arrived at work to star t his normal shift. In preparation for the camp grounds opening for the season, the employee and company owner began working in the female bathhouse, located a t the southeast section of the camp ground. During the course of the work activi ties, the company owner left to retrieve a set of screws from the shop area, lea ving the employee alone, painting the inside of a latrine stall. Upon returning , the company owner witnessed the employee running from the bathhouse in the dir ection of the swimming pond. As the company owner got closer, he observed the e mployee drop to the ground in an effort to put out flames that were coming from the employee's clothing. The company owner ran towards the employee to assist h im, as the bottom of the employee's pants and shoes were still on fire. Once the employee's clothing was fully extinguished, the company owner covered the emplo yee with a sheet and summoned emergency personnel assistance. The employee was t ransported to a Burn Center where he died early the following day as a result of burn injuries. The employee suffered thermal burns over ninety percent (90%) of his body with significant inhalation/respiratory damage.
Keywords: burn, fire, heat, paint, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 965239.015 50 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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