Welder Burns Fingers Braising Hydraulic Line
Proper Procedures While Braising or Welding
Employee was braising a 1/2 inch x 6 foot steel line from a forwarder in a parts trailer. He had repaired the line on one side and as he turned it over to repair the other side of the line, a bit of hot hydraulic oil dripped on his fingers causing the burns. The employee sustained burns on the top of his index, middle, and ring fingers on his left hand. The employee estimated that it was only a tablespoon of oil. Employee was wearing a welding glove on his right hand but not on his left hand.
Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence
Ensure hydraulic lines are drained of oil before braising or welding. Always wear proper gloves when braising or welding on any machine.