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Accident: 101989.015 - Employee'S Hand Burned By Liquid Propane Gas Spill

Accident: 101989.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285273.01512/28/2017Chartwell Staffing Services Inc
At 2:40 p.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee working for a temporary staffing agency was assigned to work at a packaging and fulfillment operation. The employee was working as a forklift driver. He had held that job for about six months. He was fueling his forklift with liquefied petroleum gas from a bulk tank. The fuel line was connected to a portable tank secured on his forklift. As he finished the fueling process, the employee took off his protective gloves. He then began to disconnect the hose from the portable tank. As the he did this, propane started to spill from the hose onto his unprotected hand. He sustained second-degree burns. The supervisor was able to shut off the line. The employee stated that although he was trained to wear the gloves throughout the fueling process, he had always taken them off to disconnect the hose when the fueling process was finished. He was treated at a hospital and released.
Keywords: ppe, skin, spill, burn, lp gas, industrial truck, lpg container, ind trk operator, hand, work rules, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285273.015 18 M Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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