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Accident: 101869.015 - Employee Is Burned When Vapors Explode

Accident: 101869.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 11/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279064.01511/20/2017New England Asphalt Services, Llc Ii
At 2:45 p.m. on November 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an asphalt services company, was igniting a torch above combustible vapors. A fiery explosion occurred, and Employee #1 was burned. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for his burns.
Keywords: torch, explosion, ignition system, fire, construction, vapor, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1279064.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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