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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

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