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Accident: 102018.015 - Employee Is Injured In Explosion

Accident: 102018.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285924.01501/04/2018Bbu Environmental Services Ltd.
At 9:15 a.m. on January 3, 2018, an employee was helping a coworker with thawing a frozen valve on a tanker. During work, the engine began to run at a high speed and petroleum vapor accumulated. The employee and coworker ran from the building as the vapor ignited and exploded. The explosion caused the employee to be thrown approximately 20 feet and the sides of the building collapsed. The employee sustained multiple injuries that included a concussion, a collapsed lung, and burns to his face, hands, and arms, which the employee was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: petroleum naphtha, vapor, concussion, fire, explosion, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285924.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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