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Accident: 201038502 - Employee Is Burned By Hydraulic Oil

Accident: 201038502 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594591509/22/20067389Pacific Coast Recycling Llc
On August 22, 2006, Employee #1, with Pacific Coast Recycling, LLC, was cutting a scrap railroad car with a Victor propane/oxygen cutting torch in the employer's yard area. While he was cutting the steel floor of the rail car, a cylinder below the floor ignited. Inside the cylinder was hydraulic oil (Chevron AW, which contained lubricating base oil and severely refined petroleum distillate). Employee #1 was transported to the Long Beach Memorial Center for facial burns. He was transferred to the Torrance Memorial burn center for further treatment.
Keywords: burn, cylinder, hydraulic fluid, railroad car, scrap yard, scrap metal, face, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125945915 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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