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Accident: 202442281 - Employee Is Burned When Acetylene Cylinder Catches On Fire

Accident: 202442281 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745963602/28/20064231Dalton Trucking, Inc.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on February 2, 2006, Employee #1 was doing autobody work for a trucking company. A nearby coworker was preparing to cut a plate with oxygen-acetylene welding equipment, when a compressed gas cylinder containing acetylene caught on fire. Employee #1 sustained burns to the left side of his body. He was eventually transferred to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was admitted. Surgery was performed, and Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately six days.
Keywords: burn, automotive repair, acetylene, fire, welder, torso, welding, back, explosion, chemical burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307459636 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Automobile body and related repairers

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