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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201281631 - One Employee Killed, One Burned In Flash Fire

Accident: 201281631 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/10/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30621635911/10/20031799National Welding Corporation
At approximately 7:23 a.m. on November 10, 2003, Employees #1 and #2 were working in a dry 72-in water pipe. The work involved welding the pipe sections together. Employees #1 and #2 were approximately 300 ft from the entrance when a flash fire occurred. Employees #1 and #2 walked 300 ft back to the entrance manhole and were assisted in getting out of the pipe by a neighbor who heard the explosion and brought a ladder. Employees #1 and #2 had burns over 75-80 percent of their bodies. They were hospitalized. Employee #1 died from his injuries on November 11, 2003. The source of ignition and equipment used were unknown.
Keywords: burn, fire, construction, smoke, water pipe, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306216359 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 306216359 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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