Oxygen Acetylene Cutting Incident - December 2017
On Dec 11, 2017 a Serious Injury on Duty occurred at a customer. The operator used an Oxy-Fuel cutting set to perform a cutting application to manufacture parts. His equipment exploded and the operator sustained serious 2nd degree burns to his hand.
While the customer made every effort to comply with industry standards and used all safety devices and recognised brands that were available to them at the time of this IOD, the accident still occurred.
This Safety Bulletin is put together to assist us with recognising the safety hazards associated with the use of oxy-fuel gas equipment. It is imperative to know how to identify these hazards, and to recommend the correct safety equipment to our customers.