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Accident: 116027.015 - Welder Is Burned When Fumes Inside Tank Ignite

Accident: 116027.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398943.01505/06/2019T & C Stainless
At 6:30 a.m. on April 27, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that manufact ured metal containers. He was working as a welder. He was doing some patchwork o n a tank that had penetrant and developer chemicals within. He was welding from the outside of the tank. As he stuck his hand into the tank to begin welding, th e fumes were ignited. The employee suffered burns to his right hand, arms, and s houlder. He was hospitalized. The fumes had accumulated inside the tank due to i nadequate ventilation. It was also noted that a portable electric light was in u se inside a tank while workers were spraying chemicals within the tank.
Keywords: arm, burn, electric light--port, flammable vapors, hand, shoulder, spray booth, spray painting, tank, ventilation, welder, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398943.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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