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Accident: 201172822 - Employee Knocked Unconscious By Explosion

Accident: 201172822 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014653501/09/20037342Sorenson Pest Control Inc

Employee #1, a certified pest controller, sprayed a flammable pesticide into a residential dining room wall crevice during the monthly service. Minutes later there was a loud pop and boom as Employee #1 walked through the adjoining kitchen. Employee #1 did not spray the pesticide in the kitchen. The noise startled Employee #1, he fell, and hit his head on the table. Employee #1 did not remember being unconscious. The responding Fire Department smelled gas around the stove and turned the valve off. The responding utility company noted a damaged attachment plug behind the stove and opened the circuit breaker until a contractor could fix the plug. Employee #1 suffered bruises and abrasions but was not hospitalized.

Keywords: head, unconsciousness, flammable liquid, explosion, abrasion, pesticide, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120146535 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Pest control occupations

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