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Accident: 85265.015 - Employee Dies From Combustible Liquid Fire And Burns

Accident: 85265.015 -- Report ID: 0830400 -- Event Date: 05/06/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1147182.01505/09/2016Bilfinger Westcon, Inc.
At 6:00 a.m. on May 6, 2016, an employee was involved in the removal of a 4 inch line that was labeled non-condensable gas. As the pipe was being removed on one end, ethyl-alcohol spilled out of the pipe. The alcohol splashed on the employe es pants in the process. The alcohol spilled out and ended up going through the scaffolding and through the grated flooring to the second floor. Two welders wer e welding on the second floor and ignited a fire. The fire went up through the f loors to the six floor where the employee involved in the pipe removal was worki ng and the employee was severely burned. On Saturday, May 7, 2016 the employee d ied from severe burns.
Keywords: burn, combustible liquid, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
      6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1147182.015 38 M Fatality Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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