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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 start 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 at the southeast section of the camp ground. During the course of the work activities, the company owner left to retrieve a set of screws from the shop area, leaving the employee alone, painting the inside of a latrine stall. Upon returning, the company owner witnessed the employee running from the bathhouse in the direction of the swimming pond. As the company owner got closer, he observed the employee 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 him, 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 employee with a sheet and summoned emergency personnel assistance. The employee was transported 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: paint, painter, heat, fire, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 965239.015 50 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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