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Accident: 67809.015 - Employee Using Torch Is Burned And Dies

Accident: 67809.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 08/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
994254.01509/05/2014United Recycling Inc.

At about 11:30 a.m. on August 26, 2014, Employee #1 was using an oxygen and prop ane cutting torch to cut a cylinder. He was last heard screaming for help and c o-workers found him sitting on the ground severely burned and without a shirt. H is torching vest, gloves, and goggles were neatly folded and sitting on the torc hing cart that he was using. Employee #1 received severe burns to the chest and abdomen and died.

Keywords: burn, chest, clothing, combustible liquid, explosion, heat, ppe, protective clothing, torch

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 994254.015 53 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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