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Accident: 170178388 - Employee'S Arm Burned By Flaming Regulator Valve

Accident: 170178388 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/23/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983714411/23/19921741H&H Plumbing Inc
Employee #1, of H & H Plumbing, Inc., was supervising a plumbing crew that was placing piping in a 3-story wood frame building. One of his crew was using an acetylene torch to solder fittings on 1/2 in. diameter copper tubing. The regulator on the B-type cylinder started shooting a flame out the side. A crew member ran and got Employee #1 to assist in putting out the flame. While attempting to shut off the valve on the acetylene cylinder, Employee #1 suffered a burn to his arm.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, regulator valve, cylinder, flammable vapors, fire, construction, plumbing, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119837144 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters

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