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Accident: 170784128 - Employee Is Injured When Flash Fire Launches Shaft

Accident: 170784128 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457412011/08/20110112Bunratty Farms, Llc
On October 9, 2011, Employee #1 cleaned a partially encased shaft with a flammable solvent to prepare it for welding a bracket. He then took a lunch break. After returning to work, Employee #1 began welding the bracket with a torch. When the vapors trapped between the shaft and its casing ignited, the shaft flew into Employee #1's chest. He was hospitalized for fractured ribs and other internal injuries.
Keywords: chest, fracture, flammable vapors, fire, torso, welding, torch, shaft, rib, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314574120 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Farm workers

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