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Employer Fined $201,573 for Explosion

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 0

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a manufacturer of industrial gas $201,573 for what the agency called a preventable explosion that injured five workers and several first responders. OSHA said a 25-year-old product technician was using a heat gun to transfer gas from an aluminum cylinder to a steel cylinder in May when the explosion occurred at the Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc. facility in High Springs, Florida. The explosion propelled the worker through the building’s wall, causing brain injuries, third-degree burns and requiring a leg amputation. Fou...

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