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Accident: 170361174 - Employee'S Finger Burned By Slag From Cutting Torch

Accident: 170361174 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 01/13/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017220002/13/19962421Sierra Pacific Industries
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 13, 1996, Employee #1 was cutting angle iron with an acetylene torch at a saw mill. He was cutting overhead when hot slag fell on his left right finger, heating up his wedding ring and causing a 1/2 inch burn. He was hospitalized three days after the accident from an infection of the burned finger. Employee #1 was not wearing leather welding gloves.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, finger, glove, work rules, molten metal, sawmill, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120172200 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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