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Accident: 106598.015 - Employee Is Injured When Residue Inside Welding Pipe Explode

Accident: 106598.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1289371.01501/23/2018Petrochem Materials Innovation, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on January 4, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a paving materials com pany, was working at the employer's plant. He was tack welding safety signs thr oughout the plant. Employee #1, working from a scissor lift, attempted to weld a sign to a tank's vent pipe. Residue within the pipe overheated and exploded, causing flames and smoke to release from the pipe. In addition, the overpressur e within the pipe created a high-pitched noise. Employee #1 descended from the scissor lift. Emergency services were called, and the fire department responded . Employee #1, emotionally shaken, was transported to the hospital, where he wa s treated for an eardrum irritation and released.
Keywords: aerial lift, confined space, construction, fire, pipe, pressure release, smoke, tank, venting, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1289371.015 29 M Non Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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