Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202487260 - Employee Is Severely Burned While Arc Welding A Tank

Accident: 202487260 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31041391905/09/20087353Holt Of California - Pleasant Grove Facility
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on May 8, 2008, Employee #1, a field service technician, began arc welding on a tank containing diesel fuel following accepted procedures. Some fuel splashed onto his coveralls, and the flammable vapors ignited as he struck an arc. No fire extinguisher was nearby. He rolled on the ground but the flames on his shoulder reignited his arms and chest. A coworker helped put the flames out by pushing him up against the service truck under a jug of water and trickling water onto him. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for second and third degree burns to his arm, shoulder, neck, and face.
Keywords: burn, fire ext system, shoulder, diesel fuel tank, fire, welder, welding, arm, face, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310413919 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Welders and cutters

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close