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Accident: 96516.015 - Employee Burns Leg While Cutting Bolts And Later Is Hospital

Accident: 96516.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 03/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1228868.01505/01/2017San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
At 10:30 a.m. on March 29, 2017, an employee was prepping his truck next to the worksite and watched an operator take a plate from a hole in the ground. The employee entered the ditch and began cutting bolts of a valve that needed to be replaced by using an oxy/acetylene torch. The employee suffered a second degree burn approximately ? inch long when a piece of hot slag fell onto his left leg and burned through his coveralls. The employee was later hospitalized on April 12, 2017, for a leg infection.
Keywords: acetylene torch, burn, infection, ditch, welder, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1228868.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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