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Accident: 201023546 - Employee Is Burned When Gun Powder Explodes

Accident: 201023546 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075414009/21/20113499James D. Carlsen Dba Carlsen And Associates
On September 19, 2011, Employee #1 was working for a business in Healdsburg, CA that fabricated metal fixtures, primarily for the wine industry. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Employee #1 was welding a work piece on a table top, and a canister of gunpowder under the work table presumably exploded. Employee #1 was sent to the St Francis Burn Center and hospitalized for treatment of first, second, and third degree burns. The employer notified the Santa Rosa District Office about the injury at approximately 8:50 a.m. on September 21, 2011.
Keywords: burn, explosives, fire, welding, explosion, skin, powder, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300754140 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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