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Accident: 201610375 - Employee Jumped From Truck To Avoid Explosion

Accident: 201610375 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 04/06/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30204499504/20/19981761Arrow Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc
An employee, carrying welding equipment, ascended a ladder to the platform on a hot asphalt tanker truck. The energized welding leads fell off his shoulder and contacted the metal tank. The resulting electric arc ignited the asphalt fumes and caused an explosion. The employee jumped from the tanker's platform and was hospitalized with a broken left knee and right ankle.
Keywords: electric arc, fracture, e gi iii, vapor, electrical, welder, explosion, fall, welding electrode, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302044995 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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