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Accident: 201053071 - Employee Impaled By Hot Oxygen Lance

Accident: 201053071 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12607110911/23/19993341Gnb Battery Co
At 4:40 p.m. on August 19, 1999, Employee #1 was helping his supervisor break crust off metal slag with an oxygen lance. During the process, the flaming oxygen lance was placed outside the furnace. The oxygen lance contacted Employee #1 resulting in perforation of the abdomen as well as third degree burns to his abdomen and testicles.
Keywords: burn, abdomen, impaled, ppe, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126071109 Hospitalized injury Puncture Production helpers

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