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Accident: 106005.015 - Employee Is Burned In Welding Cylinders Explosion

Accident: 106005.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1297223.01502/23/2018Np Mechanical Co.
At 12:00 p.m. on February 15, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a heating/ventilation/air conditioning employer, were working in the attic of a new multifamily residential building. Coworker #1, a welder, was assigned to find and braze a leak in a copper line, and Employee #1 was helping the welder. Employee #1 turned on the acetylene torch, and the oxygen and acetylene tanks exploded. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for second degree burns to his right upper extremity, including his right hand, wrist, and forearm.
Keywords: oxygen, welder, burn, equipment failure, leak, residential construction, hand, explosion, arm, acetylene torch
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1297223.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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