Accident Report Detail
Accident: 144176.015 - Sparks From Plasma Cutter Set Employee'S Clothing On Fire
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1580983.015||03/01/2022||Scranton Manufacturing Company Inc.|
At 11:30 a.m. on February 24, 2022, an employee was working as a welder and cutt er for a firm that manufactured motor vehicle bodies. He was operating a handhel d plasma cutter to cut an opening on a metal tube that was 0.25 inches (6.4 mill imeters) thick. He was wearing a welding coat. He had pulled the clothing away f rom his body. Sparks entered a gap in the protective clothing. The gap allowed a ir to circulate around the sparks. The cotton shirt he was wearing underneath th e welding coat caught on fire. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to his abdomen and chest. He was hospitalized.
|1||1580983.015||56||M||Hospitalized injury||Welders and cutters|