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Accident: 96435.015 - Employee Is Injured In Explosion Later Dies

Accident: 96435.015 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 03/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240755.01503/22/20170181317716249 - Iverson Family Farms Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 21, 2017, Employee #1 was using a plasma torch to cut the top off a drum that contained old brake fluid. He was found unconscious but breathing with the plasma torch still operating in his hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized and died on June 16, 2017.
Keywords: torch, explosion, flammable vapors
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1240755.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Other Farm workers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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