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Accident: 202484739 - Employee Is Burned By Can Of Lubricant That Was Ignited

Accident: 202484739 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/15/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30937018709/29/20061623Mcm Construction Inc
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on September 15, 2006, Employee #1 was torch cutting metal pilings from the basket of a manlift, when a hole developed in a can of flammable spray lubricant that the employee was unaware was in the lift. The erupting spray coated the employee, ignited, and burned him. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to multiple body parts and was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, torch, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309370187 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Erection of coffer dams, caissons
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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