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Accident: 200650752 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Flying Propane Tank

Accident: 200650752 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 09/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

At approximately 5:59 p.m. on September 10, 2002, Employee #1 was on the other side of a door from a location where a coworker was filling a liquid propane tank. A fire broke out, and the tank ignited. It shot up in the air, went through the door, and struck Employee #1, fracturing both his legs in several places. He was hospitalized with his injuries.

Keywords: fracture, flammable liquid, fire, propane, struck by, flying object, tank, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304015142 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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