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Accident: 170340475 - Employee Severely Burned During Furnace Explosion

Accident: 170340475 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 08/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1787219308/17/19923398Precision Heat Treatment Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was following the start-up procedures for firing off a heat-treatment furnace. He started the pilot lights and main burners, then placed a torch in the vestibule. A gas explosion occurred. Employee sustained 3rd-degree burns over 30 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, chest, furnace, gas, torch, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17872193 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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