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Accident Summary Nr: 141208.015 - Employee Mig Welding Galvanized Steel Is Overcome By Fumes

Accident Summary Nr: 141208.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 11/11/2021
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1564316.01511/16/2021333111The Gsi Group, Llc

Abstract: On November 11, 2021, an employee was working as a welder for a firm that manufa ctured farm machinery and equipment. He was operating a MIG welder. He was MIG w elding on galvanized steel. At 3:30 a.m., on or after the last break on his shif t, he began and began to feel ill. At 4:30 a.m., he reported his illness to his supervisor. At 5:30 a.m., the employee was taken in a company vehicle to the eme rgency department of a community hospital. At 7:44 a.m., he was admitted. He was treated for fever resulting from the inhalation of metal fumes and for hypoxia. At 6:00 p.m. on November 11, 2021, the employee was discharged from the hospita l. Elsewhere, the narrative said that the employee was not hospitalized.

Keywords: arc welding, farm machinery, helmet, inhalation, metal, ppe, protective clothing, respiratory, steel, toxic fumes, welder, welding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury
1 1564316.015 22 M Non Hospitalized injury

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