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Accident: 735670 - Employee Burned When Acetone Vapors On Shirt Ignite

Accident: 735670 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11235260406/12/19913732Shadow Boats Inc Dba Integra Marine Management
Employee #1 had washed styrene resin from her T-shirt with acetone and also cleaned her left hand in a bucket of acetone before going into the bathroom. She believes this happened early in the work day. As she walked into the bathroom, she lit her cigarette lighter and her shirt immediately caught fire. She called for a coworker and began pulling the shirt over her head. The doctor estimated approximately 25 percent of her body was burned, mostly 2nd-degree burns, on the abdomen, neck, and face.
Keywords: burn, clothing, abdomen, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, acetone, styrene, neck, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112352604 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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