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Accident: 201157666 - Employee Hospitalized When Struck By Exploding Container

Accident: 201157666 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086267906/27/20034213Cal Freight Inc
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on June 13, 2003, a welder was disposing of old drums and containers that had been stored in the maintenance area in the Northwest section of the yard. He cut open a 55-gallon container, using an oxygen-acetylene cutting torch when the container exploded. The container struck the employee's lower legs, fracturing both tibias. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: oxygen, fracture, maintenance, repair, acetylene torch, drum, truck, trailer, cutting and burning, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300862679 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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