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Accident: 202317558 - Employee Is Burned By Flaming Can Of Spray Paint

Accident: 202317558 -- Report ID: 0950653 -- Event Date: 08/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30358589708/23/20041442Fourth Street Rock
On August 19, 2004, Employee #1, a miner, was installing a rubber protector pad in a cone rock crusher feeder box at a sand and gravel surface mining operation. He marked the feeder box with spray paint for a mounting hole that he was to cut using an oxygen and acetylene cutting torch. The employee then laid the spray can at his feet and cut the hole. The molten metal fell onto or against the spray can and the can ruptured, spraying him with flaming paint. He received first- and second-degree burns to his hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and face. He was hospitalized with his injuries.
Keywords: burn, shoulder, acetylene torch, flammable liquid, welder, spray painting, paint, rupture, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303585897 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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