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Accident: 201080272 - Employee Burned When Oil Catches On Fire

Accident: 201080272 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079527505/15/19974213Garcia Trucking
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 10, 1997, Employee #1, of Garcia Trucking, was using a gas torch to cut a pipe when a quantity of oil caught on fire. He sustained a burn to his leg and was transported to the Valley Industrial Medical Group, where he was treated and released. A wall-to-wall inspection was conducted, and the circumstances of the accident were investigated. The employer had no fire control procedures for welding or cutting, and did not require employees to ensure that the area was fire-safe by eliminating combustible materials in the immediate vicinity. The employer was cited for these and other violations.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, welder, welding, oil line, torch, combustible liquid, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300795275 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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