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Accident: 1002617 - Employee Burned In Propane Explosion

Accident: 1002617 -- Report ID: 0253620 -- Event Date: 08/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10488896108/08/19908211Milford Central School
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on August 7, 1990, Employee #1 was to remove water and oil from the boiler room floor of an old school with a speed dry vacuum. He did not know that propane was leaking into the boiler room through a faulty valve on boiler #1. When he turned on the speed dry vacuum, a spark from the vacuum ignited the propane, which exploded. Employee #1 suffered burns to his lungs, face, arms, and legs.
Keywords: burn, leak, boiler, cleaning, equipment failure, explosion, valve, propane, spark, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104888961 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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