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Accident: 200381002 - Employee Is Severly Burned In Explosion

Accident: 200381002 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31187906809/22/20105093Novey Recycling Company
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 22, 2010, Employee #1 was using an oxygen/acetylene torch to dismantle automobile radiators that had been discarded. As he used a 55-gallon drum, of unknown content, as a work surface, the heat from the cutting torch conducted to the unknown material, causing an explosion. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby medical facility, where he was hospitalized and treated for first and second degree burns to the face, neck, chest and arm, as well as temporary hearing loss.
Keywords: burn, chest, acetylene torch, torch, explosion, hearing loss, neck, arm, face, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311879068 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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