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Accident: 110901.015 - Employee Is Injured In Tank Demolition Fire

Accident: 110901.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 11/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1359641.01511/13/2018Ace Iron & Metals, Inc.

At 12:07 p.m. on November 11, 2018, Employee #1, a laborer employed by a metal s crap processor, was performing demolition of a tank/vessel while working from a JLG aerial lift. As he cut a hole using a propane and oxygen cutting torch, a f ire broke out inside the tank. Employee #1 jumped out of the aerial lift and fe ll. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for burns from th e fire and fractures to his pelvis and wrist.

Keywords: aerial lift, burn, confined space, construction, cutting, demolition, fall, fall protection, fire, fracture, pelvis, propane torch, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition   1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1359641.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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