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Accident: 14291686 - Employee'S Lower Legs Amputated After Being Burned By Torch

Accident: 14291686 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 01/19/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10571040401/26/19895093Lsm Roanoke Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 19, 1989, Employee #1 was using an acetylene torch to dismantle railway cars into scrap when the section on which he was working fell, pinning him under the metal. The burning torch was pinned by his side, igniting his clothing. Employee #1 sustained severe burns, resulting in his right leg being amputated below the knee and his left leg being amputated above the knee.
Keywords: burn, clothing, amputated, acetylene torch, dismantling, pinned, falling object, cutting and burning, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105710404 Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters

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