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Two metal refinishers die when fumes ignite in elevator car.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Nov; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20026235
Abstract
Two men died and one co-worker was injured when fumes ignited inside an elevator car the men were refinishing. The workers were using a lacquer stripper to remove the lacquer finish and polish the underlying brass metal elevator interior. The three workers were locked inside the elevator car with the door closed when the fumes ignited and filled the car with flames. Missouri Department of Health investigator concluded that, to prevent similar occurrences, employers should: 1. train employees in the recognition of confined spaces and the hazards they may contain. 2. follow precautions outlined in Appendix B of the ASME A17.1, 1204.2e, Cleaning, Polishing, and Refinishing, Refinishing of Elevator Cars. 3. develop and implement a comprehensive confined-space entry program to address all provisions outlined in NIOSH publications 80-106, "Working in Confined Spaces," and 87-113, "A Guide to Safety in Confined Spaces."
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Electrical-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Paint-thinners; Painters; Painting; Safety-education; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Fire-hazards; Fire-prevention; Fire-safety; Flammable-gases; Region-7; Confined-spaces; Flammable-liquids
Publication Date
19931114
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-109894
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-92MO046; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-707084
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO
Performing Organization
Missouri Department of Health
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