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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305418568 - True Temp Northwest Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 5

Nr: 305418568Report ID: 1055350Open Date: 07/23/2002

True Temp Northwest Inc
615 Yakima Valley Hwy
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: 328 Nw 37th Street Ste F, Auburn, WA 98001

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/16/2002
Emphasis: L:ConstrClose Case:09/16/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201192135 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170794275Event: 07/23/2002Employee Is Burned By Gas Torch
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 26, 2002, Employee #1 was replacing a faulty valve in a meat case at a store. Employee #1 purged the line and installed gages to test the lines. The lines tested negative. Employee #1 used a torch to heat fittings to remove the valve. There was some residual gas in the valve and the heat from the torch built pressure, causing the gas to blow back, burning Employee #1's arms. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: heat, gas, torch, valve, purging, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305418568 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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