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Accident: 201562261 - Employee Contacts Torch Flame, Is Burned, Later Dies

Accident: 201562261 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31240793503/13/20093441Brahma Group Inc
On March 13, 2009, Employee #1 was using an Oxygen/Acetylene cutting torch equipped with a rosebud tip to provide heat for the small shop area in which he was working. The torch was placed on top of a metal bucket approximately 10 in above the ground. At some point Employee #1's leg came in contact with the flame. Employee #1's body was fully engulfed in flames. Employee #1's coworkers used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for second and third degree burns, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: burn, oxygen, acetylene torch, fire extinguisher, equipment operator, fire, cutting and burning, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312407935 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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