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Accident: 201110350 - Employee Burned In Explosion While Cutting Metal

Accident: 201110350 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/10/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12008405807/17/19964953Cal Coast Recycling

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 10, 1996, Employee #1, of California Coast Recycling, was using a fuel gas and oxygen torch to cut or burn off recyclable aluminum from various scrap items brought to the site. He was cutting the base of a commercial weight scale when a loud noise occurred and flames erupted. Employee #1 sustained burns on the right side of his face and body. He was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Hospital, where he was hospitalized for two days. Employee #1 was then transferred to the Sherman Oaks Burn Center, where he was hospitalized for one week.

Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, gas powered welder, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, torch, explosion, face, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120084058 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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