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Accident: 200644953 - Employee Receives Severe Burn In Explosion

Accident: 200644953 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31492896112/02/20107699Mid-America Repair Services

On December 1, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were in an elevator leg pit. One of the employees was using a cutting torch on a piece of pipe. As pipe was cut, the cutting torch ignited dust within the pit, causing an explosion. The explosion severely burned Employee #1 and the coworker in the pit and another employee located outside the pit, who was observing the work. Employee #1 and the two other employees were transported to a medical center. At the medical center, they underwent burn treatment therapy and were hospitalized for approximately one week and was then released.

Keywords: burn, dust, torch, explosion, pipe, combustible dust

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314928961 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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