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Accident: 201123759 - Employee Injured In Gas Explosion

Accident: 201123759 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083691302/14/20024953West Coast Recycling Co.

At about 12:30 p.m. on November 26, 2001, Employee #1 was assisting with relighting a gas-fired boiler. Gas apparently collected inside of the boiler after several unsuccessful lighting attempts, fueling an explosion which blew off the boiler's end cover, striking Employee #1 in the head. He was hospitalized with a concussion. The ignition source could not be determined.

Keywords: pilot light, head, boiler, gas, explosion, struck by, concussion, flying object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300836913 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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