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Accident: 942615 - Employee Singed By Acetylene Cylinder Fire

Accident: 942615 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/14/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1855390910/21/19912813National Welders Supply Company Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1855391710/22/19911799Hepaco Incorporated
Employee #1 was at mid-dock in an acetylene generating plant discharging acetylene from leaking cylinders. After opening the sixth cylinder, Employee #1 set the cylinder down and it ignited. The flames from this cylinder ignited the other cylinders. Employee #1 sustained only singed hair on both arms and one eyebrow.
Keywords: hair, cylinder, acetylene, explosion, furnace, fire, construction, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18553909 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Production helpers
2 18553917 Occupation Not Listed

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