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Accident: 14206239 - Employee Suffers Burns In Propane Flash

Accident: 14206239 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11570390208/23/19931711Chambers Plumbing & Heating Inc
On August 16, 1993, Employee #1 went to a local restaurant to check on a reported propane leak. He arrived and went to the water heater to check for leaks. The electrical power was not shut off. Employee #1 removed a front cover and bent over searching for the pilot light. The electronic ignition fired causing the propane to flash. The flash caused 1st- and 2nd-degree burns to his hands and face. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, gas leak, propane, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115703902 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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