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Accident: 200359297 - Worker Cutting Metal Is Burned When Clothing Catches On Fire

Accident: 200359297 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 02/03/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31544519705/31/20113699Erico International Corporation
On February 3, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a Miller Spectrum 2050 plasma cutter, cutting notches in 3 inch by 6 inch (76 mm by 152 mm) steel tubing, when sparks and/or slag from the cut contacted his shirt. The shirt, labeled 100 percent cotton, caught on fire and burned at a rapid pace consistent with that of clothing made from a synthetic material. Employee #1 sustained second- and third-degree burns to the side of his abdomen and to his left arm.
Keywords: burn, clothing, abdomen, ppe, metal shop, fire, arm, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315445197 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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