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Accident: 202343323 - Employee Burned By Torch While Dismantling Boiler

Accident: 202343323 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30544965410/24/20021799Coastal Lead & Asbestos Abatement, Inc.

On October 23, 2002, Employee #1 was working with coworkers dismantling a boiler in a facility. Employee #1 was operating an oxy-acetylene burning torch when the oxygen line disintegrated causing burns to the employee's chest and arms. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The employee was not wearing any flame resistant clothing but he was wearing eye protection and gloves.

Keywords: burn, oxygen, protective clothing, work rules, boiler, torch
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305449654 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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