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Accident: 202081345 - Employee Receives Contusion In Welding Accident

Accident: 202081345 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 02/12/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31645434703/22/20121796Amec Kamtech, Inc.
On February 12, 2012, two employees were welding on the interior of a 26 inch diameter stack at a height of 20 inch on scaffolding. Due to cold weather conditions, the employees were heating the metal to be welded with "rosebuds" fueled by oxygen/acetylene. After the metal was heated, one employee put down the torch and began welding operations. Hours later, his MIG welding unit unexpectedly had a pocket of gas ignite and blow the cover off of the welding unit, striking the other employee in the back of the neck approximately 25 feet away. That employee was diagnosed with a neck contusion at a hospital and returned to work.
Keywords: ppe, welding, torch, neck, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316454347 Occupation not reported

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