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Accident: 200020485 - Employee Injured In Welding Accident

Accident: 200020485 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 09/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30002616809/12/19972842Kuehne Chemical Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was arc welding approximately 31 in. from a cardboard box that contained benzoyl peroxide powder. The welding arc struck the box and the powder flashed over. Employee #1 sustained severe burns to his back, legs, and arms.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, mechanic, welding, back, arm, combustible dust, powder, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300026168 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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