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Accident: 201701786 - Employee Is Injured When Steel Explodes

Accident: 201701786 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 12/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30813276012/21/20041794Quality Drilling & Blasting Llc
On December 20, 2004, Employee #1, of Quality Drilling & Blasting LLC, was using a cutting torch to cut used, bent, drill steel for scrap. The rapid expansion of the steel due to the heat caused the steel to explode, and Employee #1 was seriously injured.
Keywords: steel, welding, torch, explosion, cutting and burning, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308132760 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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