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Accident: 122807.015 - Two Employees Are Burned When Natural Gas In Room Explodes

Accident: 122807.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422323.01508/08/2019Bch Mechanical
On August 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an HVAC contractor, who was repairin g a gas line, was purging/bleeding natural gas from a stadium concession room by opening the valve. An electrician working for another mechanical contractor, w ho was troubleshooting the cooler in the same concession room, turned off the ci rcuit breaker of the cooler. A small spark occurred, igniting the natural gas t hat had accumulated inside the room. The ensuing mechanical explosion burned bo th employees. They were transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of burns to the hands and upper torso.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, construction, electrician, explosion, hvac, ignite, maintenance, natural gas, open valve, purging, repair, troubleshooting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1422323.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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