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Accident: 113061.015 - Employee Suffers Burns While Attempting To Thaw Out Scale

Accident: 113061.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 01/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374418.01501/29/2019Sundhagen Sand & Gravel, Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on January 21, 2019, Employee #1 was changing out an empty 30 lb propane tank inside of a semi-truck scale to install a new cylinder. When the employee pressed the switch to ignite the pilot light, a flash fire occurred. The employee suffered second degree burns across 70% of his body. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: propane, burn, fire, cylinder, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1374418.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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