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Accident: 94982.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Broken By Explosion While Cutting With An

Accident: 94982.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1226666.01504/25/2017Washington Ornamental Iron Works Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on April 18, 2017, an employee was cutting a steel plate with an ox y-acetylene torch on top of a metal gang box. After trimming 1 inch off the 5 in ch wide leg of the right side of the 5 by 10 angle iron, the employee put the to rch down on the gang box and moved to the other side preparing to cut the left e nd of the angle iron. As the employee resumed cutting the left end of the angle iron, an explosion forced the lid of the gang box up which broke the employee's right arm.
Keywords: arm, cutting and burning, explosion, fracture, torch
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1226666.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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