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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14545669 - Employee Dies After Being Severely Burned In Explosion

Accident: 14545669 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 08/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10623277008/08/19905093Scrapco, Inc.

On August 7, 1990, Employee #1 was cutting the frame of a scrap box car into pieces with a cutting torch. He cut into the center sill of a cushion unit. The unit expanded and blew apart, spraying oil on the employee. The oil ignited, setting the employee's clothes on fire. He sustained 3rd-degree burns over 75 percent of his body. Employee #1 died on August 20, 1990.

Keywords: burn, clothing, fire, torch, explosion, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106232770 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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