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Accident: 170591317 - Welder Burned When Clothing Ignited By Cutting Torch

Accident: 170591317 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/05/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990153608/24/19954789General American Transporation

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 5, 1995, Employee #1, a welder for General American Transportation Corp., was utilizing a gas cutting torch to cut the shell of a rail tank car to gain access to an area that was to be inspected. The heat and flame of the torch contacted his company-provided work uniform and set the sleeve and shoulder area on fire. Employee #1 suffered burn injuries, for which he was hospitalized for six days of treatment. The division is proposing a general citation for a violation of T8CCR 3380(c) because the employer did not assure that Employee #1 was instructed to use protective equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Keywords: burn, clothing, shoulder, ppe, work rules, fire, welder, torch, untrained, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119901536 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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