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Accident: 202043824 - Employee Killed In Explosion While Welding

Accident: 202043824 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 11/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30236464111/10/19985093Quick Fix Truck Parts, Inc
Employee #1 was cutting on some Number 2 steel pipes with an oxygen and acetylene torch when an explosion occurred. It appears that the explosion originated from an adjacent 55-gallon drum containing an unknown substance. The explosion caused the bottom to separate from the drum, which struck Employee #1 in the face causing massive facial trauma. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: acetylene torch, drum, welder, welding, explosion, pipe, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302364641 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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