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Accident: 24115.015 - Employee Burned While Performing Welding Work

Accident: 24115.015 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 05/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
427231.01505/11/2012Rescar, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on May 10, 2012, Employee #1 was heating coils to hammer them into a straight line on top of coils in a tanker rail car, while performing some welding work in a cramped workspace. The oxygen torch was in the bottom of the tanker car and had a leak. Employee #1's pants caught on fire and, when he tried to put out the fire, his hands and arm clothing caught fire. Employee #1 had burns on his feet, legs, arms, hand and head.
Keywords: oxygen, tank, welding, burn, foot, head, leg, hand, fire, arm, welder, railroad tank car
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 427231.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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