Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 825687 - Employee Burned When Ethanol Phenol Vapors Ignite

Accident: 825687 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436021905/03/19893273Fairfax Concrete Products Inc
Employee #1 was using water to clean out a 2,800 gallon stainless steel blending tank. The tank had contained a mixture of ethanol phenol. A static charge apparently ignited the flammable vapors at or near the top of the tank, which resulted in an explosion and flash fire. Employee #1's gloves and clothing ignited and he sustained first- and second-degree burns on his hands, arms, neck, and face. Employee #1 was wearing safety goggles, a vinyl apron, and gloves.
Keywords: burn, clothing, static electricity, flammable vapors, cleaning, fire, ethanol, explosion, neck, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104360219 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close