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Accident: 103255.015 - Employee Is Severely Burned While Lighting Propane Heater

Accident: 103255.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 01/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287724.01501/16/2018Allen Edwin Homes
At 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a residential construction site. He was lighting a temporary heater, fueled by propane gas, when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 sustained extensive burns as a result. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he was admitted and received treatment for his injuries.
Keywords: propane, flashback, ignition system, residential construction, gas, fire, burn, explosion, equipment failure
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287724.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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