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Accident: 14303911 - Fire Results From A Short Circuit With Propane Gas

Accident: 14303911 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 10/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
317483610/25/19853011Puerto Rico Traction Tires Mfg. Inc.

On October 25, 1985, light duty truck drivers for Puerto Rico Traction Tires Manufacturing, Incorporated were transferring Propane gas from a 1000-gallon tank to the tank of a truck. The employees disconnected a switch. The propane ignited. Employee #1 sustained burns and scalding from the heat to his chest, arms, and face. Employee #1 alleged that he had observed a spark that had come from the box where the switch was located.

Keywords: burn, chest, fire, gas, propane, spark, arm, face, tank

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3174836 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light

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