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Accident: 112870.015 - Two Employees Are Injured In Explosion During Welding

Accident: 112870.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1373265.01501/07/2019Hfotco, Llc
At 2:40 p.m. on January 5, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a fuel oil sto rage facility, were holding a flange that was to be welded. An explosion occurr ed, and an isolation test plug ejected and struck Employee #1, impaling him in t he groin. Both employees were burned. The employees were transported to the ho spital, admitted, and treated for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, construction, ejected, explosion, impaled, pipe, pipe plug, test equipment, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1373265.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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