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Accident: 794511 - Employee Burned When Drum Containing Vapors Explodes

Accident: 794511 -- Report ID: 0253660 -- Event Date: 07/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10492513607/09/19907999Chili Tn Offices & Highway Dept
Employee #1 was cutting the top off a drum that had contained methyl alcohol with an acetylene/oxygen torch. The drum exploded when the flame from the torch contacted the methanol vapors inside the drum. The employee was burned on the right side of his face, arm, and abdomen.
Keywords: burn, methyl alcohol, abdomen, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, explosion, face, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104925136 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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