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Accident: 99200.015 - Employee Is Burned When Gas Ignites

Accident: 99200.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262516.01509/21/2017Industrial Steel Treating Company
At 6:30 p.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1 was loading and unloading material from the heat treating furnace, and igniting the burners. The furnace elevator component was out of position for the task and was blocking the ignition point. The employee applied the torch to the wrong chamber and ignited a pocket of accumulated combustible endothermic gas. Employee #1 was burned over approximately 16 percent of his body mass, with the arms, shoulders and torso involved.
Keywords: shoulder, arm, furnace, natural gas, burn, torso, torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262516.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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