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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14520027 Event: 11/24/1986Employee Dies Of Burns After Combustible Liquid Ignites
Employee #1 was standing atop an accumulator, 63 inches above the ground, cutting a bolt with a cutting torch. The bolt held together a set of flanges that had a blind between them to hold combustible liquid on the upper side. As he cut the last remaining bolt, the flanges parted, releasing the combustible liquid above the blind. The liquid flowed onto Employee #1's chest and immediately ignited, engulfing Employee #1 in flames. He was burned to death.
Keywords: work rules, combustible liquid, burn, chest, fire, construction, torch, spill, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101633220 Occupation Not Listed

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