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Accident: 110284.015 - Employee Sustains Burns While Heating Metal With Torch

Accident: 110284.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 10/17/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1354907.01510/23/2018Pme Of Ohio, Inc.
At 7:00 p.m. on October 17, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured mechanical power transmission equipment. He was using a torch to heat babbitt bearing metal to 260 degrees Celsius (500 degrees Fahrenheit). The metal was on a table. His 100 percent cotton uniform shirt and t-shirt brushed against the hot table and caught fire. The employee sustained third-degree burns. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: torch, burn, clothing, fire, heat, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1354907.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinists

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