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Accident: 103846.015 - Employee Doing Furnace Maintenance Is Burned

Accident: 103846.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286341.01501/05/2018Geisel Heating And Air Conditioning, Inc
On January 5, 2018, Employee #1, a heating and cooling maintenance technician, w as performing maintenance on a customer's industrial furnace. He utilized locko ut/tagout procedures during the initial troubleshooting process, but he didn't i solate the natural gas being pushed into the furnace's pilot/burner chamber. As he opened the pilot door, additional air entered the chamber, and the natural g as ignited. Employee #1 sustained severe burns to his upper body. Emergency se rvices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, a nd treated for his burns.
Keywords: burn, construction, explosion, furnace, ignition system, lockout/tagout, maintenance, natural gas, pilot light, ventilation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1286341.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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