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Accident: 94795.015 - Employee Is Burned By Torch

Accident: 94795.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1225737.01504/14/2017M Farms
At 1:00 p.m. on April 10, 2017 an employee was in the process of cutting off a metal bar from a piece of farm equipment using a torch. In the process of cutting the bar, the employee realized that he needed to decrease the pressure of the torch. When he went to adjust the gauge, he increased the pressure. Upon ignition, the flame was larger than expected, burning the employees hand and stomach area.
Keywords: torch, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1225737.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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