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Accident: 170587067 - Employee Burned While Cutting Diesel Fuel Tank

Accident: 170587067 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025234107/10/19951611Granite Construction Company
Employee #1, a mechanic supervisor, was using an air arc cutting device to remove a ladder attachment from the side of a diesel fuel tank on a 927 loader. The torch penetrated the tank and the employee was sprayed with diesel fuel, which ignited. He suffered third-degree burns to his left arm and hands.
Keywords: burn, diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, mechanic, construction, arm, hand, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120252341 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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