Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170182745 - Employee Burned When Old Gas Tank Ignited By Welding
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|112204599||11/19/1990||5093||D.W. Russell Co.|
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 10, 1990, Employee #1, of D. W. Russell Company, was using a torch to cut scrap steel in a salvage yard in El Monte, CA. Some welding spatter flew out and ignited an old automobile gas tank that was lying nearby, resulting in a fire that engulfed Employee #1. He sustained burns on his hands, body, shoulder, and chest, and was hospitalized for about 2 weeks. Employee #1 could not be reached by telephone after the accident; information about the incident was supplied by his employer and by the general contractor.
|1||112204599||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|