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Accident: 115777.015 - Employee Is Burned Following Furnace Explosion

Accident: 115777.015 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 01/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392871.01501/09/20193325317723023 - Esco Group Llc

At 10:00 p.m. on January 7, 2019, an employee was working near a furnace when he was hit in the left knee by super heated oxygen. An explosion occurred in the f urnace due to a malfunctioning oxygen lance causing the release. The employee's FR clothing failed allowing the hot material to contact and burn his knee, resul ting in him being hospitalized.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1392871.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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