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Accident: 787895 - Employee Sustains Flash Burn In Oxygen Explosion

Accident: 787895 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 12/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12474829412/27/19939131City Of Springfield

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 27, 1993, Employee #1 was helping to transport a patient on a gurney during an ambulance call to a private residence in Springfield, OR. The oxygen cylinder bumped against the door frame. The release of oxygen was heard, then an explosion and fire occurred, which set Employee #1 on fire. He dropped to the grass and rolled around trying to put out the flames. A portable fire extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. Back-up units were called. Employee #1 sustained flash burns on his arms, chest, and face. He was transported and admitted to McKenzie Willamette Hospital in Springfield, OR. The source of ignition is unknown at this time.

Keywords: burn, oxygen, cylinder, fire, explosion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124748294 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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