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Accident: 109719.015 - Employee Suffers Burns In Explosion, Later Dies From Heart A

Accident: 109719.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1350793.01510/03/2018Radford And Nix Construction, Llc

At 10:38 p.m. on September 26, 2018, an employee was operating a John Deere trac tor with Kingkutter 6-foot bushhog mower cutting down chest high vegetation in r emote area of the site. The employee backed up the tractor and the mower struck a 40 cubic foot acetylene gas cylinder that was hidden by the tall vegetation. The employee was caught in the explosion and was hospitalized with second and t hird degree burns to his arms, neck, chest, back and face. The employee died on October 7, 2018 while still in the hospital from a heart attack.

Keywords: acetylene, arm, backing up, burn, chest, explosion, face, lawn mower, neck, tank, tractor
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1350793.015 42 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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