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Accident: 98020.015 - Employee Is Burned When Using Powered Drill On Acetylene Cyl

Accident: 98020.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253679.01508/01/2017Ozark Gas
At 5:45 a.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1 was bleeding acetylene cylinders by r emoving the caps using a battery powered drill. The battery powered drill was no t safe for the hazardous atmosphere and the acetylene ignited in a fire ball. Th e employee sustained extensive burns and was hospitalized.
Keywords: acetylene, burn, cylinder, drill, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253679.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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