Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201121423 - Employee Burned When Acetylene Gas Ignites

Accident: 201121423 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551730003/31/19997699Bay City Boiler & Engineering Co., Inc.
On March 31, 1999, Employee #1 entered the fire chamber of a firebox boiler to make repairs. The chamber is small and considered a confined space. The space was free of hazardous and toxic contaminants at the time Employee #1 entered. Employee #1 entered the space with an oxy-acetylene torch. Employee #1 had to lie down to do the welding. As he was welding some molten slag fell on him and started to burn him. Employee #1 scraped the slag off of him and in doing so dropped the torch which then extinguished. The escaping oxy-acetylene gas quickly filled the chamber and ignited when Employee #1 tried to light the torch again. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to the face and side of his body.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, confined space, acetylene, boiler, fire, torch, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125517300 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.