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Accident: 170794275 - Employee Is Burned By Gas Torch

Accident: 170794275 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 07/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30541856807/23/20021711True Temp Northwest Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 26, 2002, Employee #1 was replacing a faulty valve in a meat case at a store. Employee #1 purged the line and installed gages to test the lines. The lines tested negative. Employee #1 used a torch to heat fittings to remove the valve. There was some residual gas in the valve and the heat from the torch built pressure, causing the gas to blow back, burning Employee #1's arms. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: heat, gas, torch, valve, purging, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305418568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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