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Accident Summary Nr: 170182257 - Employee Injured When Clothing Ignites During Welding

Accident Summary Nr: 170182257 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/27/1990
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
11220625501/31/199133410Timco/Tandem

Abstract: At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 27, 1990, Employee #1, age 20, was welding tabs on poles for a wall that was being fabricated. His fatigue jacket caught on fire and he tried unsuccessfully to put it out by smothering the flames with his gloves. Employee #1 then began to run. A coworker finally threw him to the ground and put out the fire. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns on his chest, back, and right arm. He was hospitalized for 7 days.

Keywords: burn, chest, clothing, fire, welding, back, arm

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 112206255 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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