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Accident: 202613758 - Employee Catches On Fire While Hot Topping Mold

Accident: 202613758 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 06/22/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31542748406/23/20113324Pcc Structurals Inc
On June 22, 2011, Employee #1 was injured while "hot topping" a mold which included removing the refractory blanket, poking the risers, "hot topping" the mold, and removing the tundish. Once the tundish was removed, he realized his coveralls were on fire. He stepped back and attempted to extinguish the flame, but it only intensified. Other employees were able to extinguish the flames and removed his coveralls and the shirt underneath, wrapping him a gel blanket. The shirt under the coveralls was a cotton polyester blend. It is unclear if the ignition was caused from a molten metal splash or from the radiant heat of the casting. A fan in the area may have caused the fire to spread more rapidly. Employee #1 sustained serious burns to his torso and arm.
Keywords: burn, molten slag, torso, molten metal, arm, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315427484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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