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Accident: 14220974 - Welder Found Dead With Hot Welding Tip On Cheek

Accident: 14220974 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 06/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10756244906/22/19923498Kodiak Fabrication Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was gas tungsten arc welding inside a 24 in. diameter pipe with a 90 degree bend in it. Employee #1 was found dead with the hot welding tip on his cheek. Argon was used as the shielding gas and inadequate cross ventilation was suspected as a cause of his death, as no mechanical ventilation was provided.
Keywords: ventilation, confined space, welding, pipe, arc welding, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107562449 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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