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Accident: 95648.015 - Employee Catches On Fire And Receives Severe Burns When Weld

Accident: 95648.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233434.01505/17/2017Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
At 6:30 p.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee was using a Wilson MIG welder to weld A frames. The employee had been welding on A frames for a few hours and the metal had an unusual amount of oil on it, which got on the employees gloves and shirt. A spark hit the oil on the employees shirt and caught fire. The employee was wearing the PPE required for radiant heat but not for direct heat coming from a spark. He was also wearing a synthetic shirt under his regular shirt. The employee suffered many severe burns to their stomach, shoulders, arms, face, and lower back.
Keywords: shoulder, heat, face, clothing, welding, back, burn, combustible liquid, arm, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1233434.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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