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Accident: 109672.015 - Employee Sustains Second And Third Degree Burns When Caught

Accident: 109672.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 09/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1350511.01510/02/2018Lakes Gas Co.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 28, 2018, an employee was refurbishing liquid propane tanks, replacing valves on some tanks and repainting others. The employee removed a valve on a tank that allowed approximately 25 gallons of liquid propane to escape and ignite, setting the employee on fire. The employee sustained second and third degree burns over 30% of his body, arms, face, and torso. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: propane, torso, burn, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, explosion, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1350511.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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