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Accident: 202086872 - Employee Is Burned While Cutting Barrel

Accident: 202086872 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/24/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30723435109/01/20044493Anchor Pointe Boat-A-Minium Association, Inc.
On August 24, 2004, Employee #1 was torch-cutting the lid off of a metal barrel. The barrel previously contained propylene glycol, and was not cleaned or purged prior to the cutting. When the cutting began, an explosion occurred. Employee #1 received second- and third-degree burns to his face and was hospitalized for treatment. The employer had no hazard communication, cutting safety, or training programs in place.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, drum, fire, torch, explosion, purging, face, untrained, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307234351 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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