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Accident: 104918.015 - Two Employee Killed; One Employee Hospitalized From A Lpg Ex

Accident: 104918.015 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 09/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285498.01510/13/2017Empresas De Gas Corporation Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285497.01510/05/2017Empire Gas Company Inc.
At 6:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017, Employees #1, #2 and #3 were transferring LPG propane from a Bobtail truck tank to 1,000 gallon LPG tanks. There was a gas leakage. A forklift entered the area, causing an ignition of sparks and an explosion. Employees #1, #2 and #3 sustained second degree burns to fifty percent of their bodies. Employees #1 and #2 suffered complications from bronchopneumonia, and died.
Keywords: tank, lp gas, powered industrial vehicle, lpg container, leak, explosion, tank truck, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1285498.015 51 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)
2 1285497.015 51 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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