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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305197634 - Craig Welding And Mfg

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 305197634Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 11/15/2002

Craig Welding And Mfg
5158 N 825 E
Mentone, IN 46539
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/22/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170761407Event: 11/02/2002Employee Died From Fall From Ladder
Employee #1 was working from a ladder and using an acetylene torch to cut out old roof rafters for removal. The torch ignited gas that was being released from a faulty pipe inside a concrete block wall. The explosion burned the employee and knocked him off the ladder. He fell approximately 10 feet to the ground. The employee was taken to the Fort Wayne Hospital where he died 11 days later from meningitis and a skull fracture with pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism from the fall.
Keywords: fracture, head, acetylene torch, ignition system, ladder, rafter, fall, gas leak, pulmonary embolism
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305197634 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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