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Accident: 781864 - Employee Burned When Gas Ignites

Accident: 781864 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 10/16/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11233669810/18/19903312A K Steel Corporation
Employees were burning a nut off an expansion rod in order to remove an expansion joint from the steam pipe that entered the still column at the sulfi-ban unit. Gas was ignited and Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns on his face and hands.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, gas, explosion, face, hand, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112336698 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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