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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170710677 - Employee Burned In Drum Explosion

Accident: 170710677 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 02/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12316781902/08/19953599H. Bixon & Sons, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting the top off of a metal drum that contained hydraulic oil vapors. When he torched the drum with a plasma cutter, the vapors ignited and the drum exploded. The fireball burned Employee #1 on the face, hands, and torso; he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, drum, fire, torso, torch, explosion, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123167819 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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