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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 744078 - Employee Killed When Lp Gas Cylinder Ruptures

Accident: 744078 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 06/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10385167106/08/19935211Monarch Building Supply Inc

Employee #1 was dispensing propane from a fixed 1,150-gallon lp gas tank for a customer who brought in a 10-gallon vertical cylinder to be filled. In the process, the cylinder ruptured, killing Employee #1 instantly and injuring the customer. No one else to date has been identified as a witness. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. The discharged cylinder struck him in the neck, face, and head, then traveled through the air a distance of about 900 feet before landing in a scrap yard. It was found almost 6 hours after the accident.

Keywords: head, cylinder, rupture, high pressure, lpg container, neck, propane, struck by, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103851671 Fatality Cancer Sales workers, hardware and building supplies

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