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Accident: 170379846 - Employee Suffers Metal Fume Fever

Accident: 170379846 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 06/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974341706/26/19959621State Of Calif. Dept Of Transportation
While inside a 6 ft by 8 ft by 4 ft internal structural bridge cell with a single 2 ft square opening, Employee #1 was exposed to fumes generated by an oxy/acetylene torch, cutting galvanized bolts. He developed a case of metal fume fever. The confined space was not equipped with mechanical ventilation (supply or exhaust). Employee #1 did not use any respiratory protective equipment during the operation.
Keywords: acetylene torch, ventilation, confined space, ppe, work rules, poisoning, toxic fumes, cutting and burning, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119743417 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Civil engineers

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