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A boat repairman dies from burns received from a fire caused by an exploding battery.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2007 Nov; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
20033272
Abstract
A 68-year-old boat repairman died from burns he received from a fire caused by an exploding battery. The victim was connecting a battery charger to a battery when the battery exploded. The explosion started a fire that engulfed a boat and the victim. The victim was not wearing clothing or safety apparel appropriate for the work being done. The victim was alone in the shop at the time of the incident. The company had no documented safety or training programs available for the employees to follow. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers should: 1. Ensure employees follow documented battery charging guidelines. 2. Ensure employee clothing and safety apparel is appropriate for the work being done. 3. Establish and maintain an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). 4. Establish and maintain training and testing programs that verify and document an employee's achievement of skills.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Safety-clothing; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
20071119
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-106846
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-07CA004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-44
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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