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Accident: 114183.015 - Employees Are Burned By Ruptured Gas Line Ignition

Accident: 114183.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 10/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358072.01511/06/2018Amb Ranch Management, Inc.
At 2:10 p.m. on September 23, 2018, three employees were pruning trees in an orc hard. The employees were taking their afternoon break in a shade trailer that ha d been set up next to the orchard. The employees were gathered around a portabl e stove to prepare tortillas. A gas line belonging to the California Resour ces Corporation (CRC) was buried underneath the trailer approximately 4.5 feet d eep. There was a partial separation at the welded section of the fuel line and the resulting leak had risen up through the ground and surrounding the shade tra iler. Employee #1 turned on a portable gas stove igniting the fumes and burn ing all three employees. Employee #1 and #2 suffered from second degree facial burns and third degree arm burns and were admitted to the hospital for several days to treat the burns. Employee #3 received minor burns and was treated and r eleased the same day from the Hospital.
Keywords: arm, burn, face, fire, gas leak, rupture, tree pruner
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358072.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 1358072.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
3 1358072.015 47 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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