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Accident: 100679.015 - Employee Using Cutting Torch Sustains Burns To Face And Arms

Accident: 100679.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276884.01511/14/2017Hero Demolition, Llc
At 8:00 a.m. on November 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a demolition company, was working on a building demolition. He was operating a 6-foot Flame Tech Scorpion cutting torch, using propane and oxygen as fuel for the torch, and cutting a pipe that was determined to contain residual diesel fuel or combustible vapor. There was a fiery explosion, and Employee #1 sustained burns to his face and both arms. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for his burns.
Keywords: pipe, fire, face, construction, demolition, burn, arm, vapor, torch, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1276884.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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