Inflammable Glue + Welding= Severe Burns

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Apr 142010

imageBeware of flammable adhesives near flames: Marine Safety Forum has issue a safety alert following an incident in which a mechanic was using synthetic rubber glue to secure soundproofing materials inside a small compartment while welding was being carried out close-by.

A mechanic working in the barge workshop on a drilling jack-up has been severely burnt.
Preliminary investigation and findings lead us to think that the cause of the accident is the
combination of the victim’s use of flammable synthetic rubber glue and welding operations performed at the same time on the same jack-up.

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