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Accident: 201095981 - Employee Burns Arm During Glass Cutting Process

Accident: 201095981 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618380510/02/20023559Coast Glass Co. Inc.
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on August 5, 2002, Employee #1 was cutting a piece of laminated glass in the workshop of a glass shop and showroom. He began by using a box cutter to score the glass on both sides. Employee #1 then poured small amounts of a flammable liquid on the cut and ignited it, intending for the heat to open the cut. When nothing happened, he thought the fluid had dried up and tried to reignite it. The liquid burst into flames, burning Employee #1. The employee was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns on his arm.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, ppe, work rules, fire, machine operator, combustible liquid, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126183805 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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