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Accident: 93043.015 - Employee Catches Fire And Is Killed During Welding Operation

Accident: 93043.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 02/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1209638.01502/09/2017Fraser Shipyards, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on February 6, 2017, an employee who was a fitter/boilermaker was using a hand held oxygen/acetylene torch to wash old welds from bulkhead ribs located between a ballast tank and a cargo hold inside a vessel. As the employee reached the lowest accessible point of the rib section being washed, which was at floor level, he became engulfed in flames. The fire watch and other members of the crew came to the employee's aid; however, they were too late. The employee suffered thermal burns throughout his body and was killed.
Keywords: shipyard, fire, ship, compressed gas, welding, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1209638.015 53 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Boilermakers

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