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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 817387 - Employee Dies When Clothes Ignited By Cutting Torch

Accident: 817387 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 12/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321697212/17/19923351Waterbury Rolling Mills Inc

Employee #1 was cutting a piece of steel with an oxyacetylene torch when his clothing was ignited. He sustained 3rd-degree burns over 80 percent of his body and died 10 days later.

Keywords: burn, clothing, acetylene torch, ppe, work rules, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113216972 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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