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Accident: 200540490 - Employee Dies Of Burns When Clothing Ignites

Accident: 200540490 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 03/13/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12331612703/21/20004499Pitt-Marine Corporation
Employee #1 was welding a 14 in. square access hatch onto a fuel tank when his clothing caught on fire. He sustained second- and third-degree burns over 34 percent of the body and was hospitalized. He died on March 16, 2000, as a result of his burn injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, acetylene torch, work rules, fire, welder, storage tank, welding, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123316127 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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