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Accident: 202087110 - Employee Is Injured When Combustible Fluid Ignites

Accident: 202087110 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 10/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30723661201/25/20053537Crown Equipment Corp.
Employee #1, a welder, sustained multiple burns when a combustible fluid ignited. Investigation revealed that Employee #1 may have cut through a flexible line, pressurized to 3000 pounds, containing hydraulic fluid, with an oxy-acetylene torch. The hydraulic fluid atomized causing a fire ball, which engulfed Employee #1. The use of personal protective equipment reduced the severity of Employee #1's injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, ppe, hydraulic fluid, welder, pressure piping, combustible liquid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307236612 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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