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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114120959 - Ashima Home Decorators

Inspection Information - Office: Hasbrouck Heights

Nr: 114120959Report ID: 0214500Open Date: 08/19/1994

Ashima Home Decorators
497 Nordhoff Drive
Leonia, NJ 07605
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5231/Paint, Glass, and Wallpaper Stores
Mailing: 324 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/20/1994
Planning Guide: Health-Construction Close Case:09/21/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14492367Event: 08/16/1994Employee Burned To Death When Glue Vapors Ignite
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on August 16, 1994, employees were applying a glue containing hexane, acetone, toluene, and methyl ethyl ketone onto wallpaper in the basement of a single family house in Leonia, NJ. Unknown sources ignited the glue's flammable organic vapors, causing an explosion and fire. Employee #1 burned to death and three coworkers were injured.
Keywords: burn, mek, flammable vapors, glue, fire, acetone, toluene, explosion, hexane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114120959 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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