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Accident: 115460.015 - Employee Using Torch To Cut Metal Sustains Burn To Thumb

Accident: 115460.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 04/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393810.01504/05/2019Vicksburg Forest Products
At 7:45 p.m. on April 1, 2019, an employee was working as a welder at a sawmill and merchant of wood products. He was cutting metal with a torch, when his oxygen hose burst. The employee suffered a burn to his left thumb. He was hospitalized. There was a hole in the acetylene line too.
Keywords: oxygen, sawmill, thumb, burn, hose, inadequate maint, flammable vapors, cutting, acetylene torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1393810.015 34 F Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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