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Accident: 110330.015 - Employee Sustains Burns To Face And Arms When Butane Ignites

Accident: 110330.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355345.01510/24/2018Inspectorate America Corporation
At 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 2018, an employee was working for a testing laborator y. He was conducting a test on sulfur in butane with a 38-liter (10-gallon) stan dard. He was trying to turn the valve on the cylinder, but he was not able to tu rn it. After several unsuccessful attempts, he disconnected the tank from the in jection block. The tank began to release liquid butane from a hose. A nearby An tek oven provided a source of ignition for the butane. The employee sustained se cond- and third-degree burns to his face and arms. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: arm, burn, butane, equipment operator, face, flammable liquid, lockout, oven, skin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1355345.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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