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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201069713 - Employee Is Burned When Gasoline Vapors Explode

Accident: 201069713 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/09/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30703273001/19/20061799Elliott Drilling Services
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on December 9, 2005, Employee #1 was cutting a hole in a steel I beam that was positioned over a boring that was approximately 45 ft deep. The boring had flammable vapors (gasoline) in it that had leeched from underground. Employee #1 was injured when hot slag dropped into the boring, igniting the vapors and causing an explosion. He was not wearing protective gloves or eye protection, both of which were required by his employer, Elliott Drilling Services. He was hospitalized at UCSD burn center for second degree burns to his face and hands.
Keywords: burn, protective clothing, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, drill rig--non-oil, face, gasoline, hand, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307032730 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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