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Accident: 119948396 - Employee Injured While Arc Welding On Un-Purged Steel Drum

Accident: 119948396 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/02/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994839606/07/20017537Kormex Transmission Parts
At approximately 9:40 a.m. on June 2, 2001, Employee #1, a transmission technician, was attempting to remove the top of a steel drum with an electric arc welder. The 55 gallon drum had not been purged or cleaned prior to attempting to remove the drum top and an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was struck by flying pieces and hospitalized with multiple facial fractures.
Keywords: fracture, drum, welding, explosion, purging, struck by, face, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119948396 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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