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Accident: 201701810 - Employee Suffers Respiratory Burns Welding In Confined Space

Accident: 201701810 -- Report ID: 1054195 -- Event Date: 03/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30813618305/23/20053499Cr Fabrication Ltd
On March 18, 2005, Employee #1 was using a plasma cutter inside of a 1000-gallon water tank without respiratory protection or ventilation. There was no confined space entry program. He suffered burns to his lungs and was hospitalized.
Keywords: lung, vapor, confined space, work rules, welder, inhalation, welding, gas, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308136183 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Welders and cutters

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