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Accident: 43644.015 - Employees Burned From Flash Fire Is Killed

Accident: 43644.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 04/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
901753.01504/17/2013Signature Industrial Services
At 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2013, an employee was removing bolts with a welder. A s he was removing the bolts there was a flash fire due to the presence of residu al hydrocarbon in the equipment. The employee sustained third degree burns on m ore than 70 percent of his body and was killed.
Keywords: burn, chemical, combustible liquid, fire, welder, welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 901753.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Boilermakers
2 901753.015 24 M Fatality Boilermakers
3 901753.015 35 M Fatality

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