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Accident: 39156.015 - Employee Struck In The Head When Torch Cutting And Killed In

Accident: 39156.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
849104.01501/26/2013Scr Construction Co., Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on January 26, 2013, an employee was cutting steel chemical storage drums with a torch. The oxy-acetylene torch being utilized to cut the lid off of a 55 gallon drum set off an explosion. The metal drum lid separated from the drum in the explosion and struck the employee in the head. The employee was killed due to a cranial fracture.
Keywords: struck by, chemical, head, explosion, torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 849104.015 49 M Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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