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Accident: 170572408 - Employee'S Face Singed When Gas Vapors Ignite

Accident: 170572408 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30177543301/07/19985812Kentucky Fried Chicken

Employee #1 disconnected the gas line to clean behind the cooker. This caused the pilot light to go out and gas vapors to accumulate. Employee #1 replaced the gas line, but lit the pilot light without turning off the cooker. The gas vapor ignited, singing his hair and eyebrows. Employee #1 was neither trained nor authorized to disconnect the gas line or to light the cooker.

Keywords: pilot light, vapor, flammable vapors, work rules, cleaning, cooker, natural gas, gas, untrained

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301775433 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Cooks, except short order

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