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Accident: 76548.015 - Employee Is Burned By Flammable Mist

Accident: 76548.015 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 05/04/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1061177.01505/06/2015Edward Arnold Scrap Processors, Inc.
At 1:45 p.m. on May 4, 2015, an employee was using an oxy-acetylene torch to cut stranded wire into short (approximately 3 foot) lengths. The employee was using a cylindrical metal object as a short "work bench" to keep the wire off the ground to facilitate cutting. The cylinder contained some (oil/grease/petroleum) residue and was closed at both ends with valves/fittings/plugs. When the torch burned through the approximately 1 inch thick cylinder, the hot material spewed out on to the employee and caught fire. The employee suffered second and third degree burns from the flammable mist/vapor.
Keywords: torch, vapor, burn, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1061177.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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