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Accident: 104924.015 - Employee Is Struck By A Heated Metal Pipe And Fractures Arm

Accident: 104924.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1310722.01504/20/2018Gds International, Llc
On April 20, 2018, an employee had heated a metal pipe/bracket assembly to 900 degrees Fahrenheit using an Oxyacetylene torch. The employee's left forearm was struck by a 2 ? diameter metal plate installed inside of the bracket assembly was ejected and severely fractured his arm. The employee was hospitalized and he had to amputate his left arm to his elbow at a later date.
Keywords: pipe, amputation, laceration, acetylene torch, arm, burn, fracture, amputated, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1310722.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters

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