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Accident: 201622503 - Employee Injured In Fall After Being Burned By Torch Gas

Accident: 201622503 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 02/18/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31087517402/19/20081542R A Murphy Construction Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31087493802/19/20081711Jeffrey Hunt
On February 18, 2008, Employee #1 was inside a ceiling, using a MAPP gas torch to perform soldering on a hot water heater. He lost his balance and used the torch nozzle to steady himself. This caused the cylinder neck to crack and allowed all the remaining gas to escape. Employee #1 sustained burns to his hands and face. He then fell through the ceiling opening onto the concrete floor, cutting his hand on a metal stud. He was provided first aid and transported to the hospital.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, laceration, lost balance, hand, burn, soldering torch, construction, fall, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310875174 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 310874938 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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