Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170340491 - Employee Burned In Flash Fire
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|102931045||12/01/1992||3272||Atlantic Precast Concrete, Inc.|
Employee #1 entered a concrete mold (confined space) to light a liquid petroleum gas, direct- fired heater after it had gone out. He smelled gas and waited 5 to 10 minutes before relighting. Once relighted, the heater created a flash fire that severely burned Employee #1. Deficiencies included a lack of proper confined space entry and hot work procedures such as no permit; poor ventilation; location of a 100 lb capacity LP-gas cylinder within 1 to 2 ft of the heater; inadequate LP-gas hose assembly; non-qualified LP-gas cylinder; inadequate employee training; failure of the heater safety device (a thermoelectric valve) to prevent gas flow when the flame was extinguished.
|1||102931045||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|