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Accident: 67809.015 - Employee Using Torch Is Burned And Dies

Accident: 67809.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 08/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
994254.01509/05/2014United Recycling Inc.
At about 11:30 a.m. on August 26, 2014, Employee #1 was using an oxygen and propane cutting torch to cut a cylinder. He was last heard screaming for help and co-workers found him sitting on the ground severely burned and without a shirt. His torching vest, gloves, and goggles were neatly folded and sitting on the torching cart that he was using. Employee #1 received severe burns to the chest and abdomen and died.
Keywords: ppe, protective clothing, burn, chest, explosion, heat, clothing, combustible liquid, torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 994254.015 53 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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