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Accident: 102862.015 - Employee Is Using An Acetylene Torch Burns When It Burst Int

Accident: 102862.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 01/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1293087.01502/06/2018Progress Rail Service
At 10:25 a.m. on January 30, 2018, an employee was cutting up railroad cars for scrap and a small leak developed in the acetylene tank near the oxygen line. The line burst into fire and the employee suffered a burn to his chest. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: railroad car, acetylene, burn, fire, chest, acetylene torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1293087.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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