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Accident: 14377055 - Employee Using Cutting Torch Suffered Fatal Burns

Accident: 14377055 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10113100107/22/19875012Oren Anderson Mfg. Company
AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM ON JULY 20, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING AN OXY-ACETYLENE TORCH TO CUT UP A TRUCK FOR SCRAP METAL. THE GASOLINE TANK AND OTHER FLAMMABLE LIQUID SYSTEMS HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED BEFORE THE CUTTING OPERATION WAS BEGUN. THE FLAMMABLE LIQUID IGNITED, SPRAYING EMPLOYEE #1 WITH FLAMES. HE WAS BURNED OVER 72% OF HIS BODY AND DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, truck, gasoline, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101131001 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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