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Accident: 14300198 - Propane Hose Ruptured; Gas Ignited, Burning Employee

Accident: 14300198 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/31/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483080604/01/19861761The Mathy Co., Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A PROPANE TOUCH TO HEAT OWENS CORNING DURBEGUM FLASHING, LOCATED IN AN AREA 14 1/2 INCHES WIDE AND 9 FEET, 1 INCH LONG, BETWEEN A CONCRETE WALL AND AN AIR CONDITIONING DUCT. AS THE EMPLOYEE BACKED OUT OF THE AREA, THE HOSE FEEDING THE PROPANE RUPTURED, ALLOWING PROPANE TO LEAK ONTO THE SPACE. THE PROPANE IGNITED, CAUSING A FIRE WHICH BURNED THE EMPLOYEE'S LEGS AND LOWER ARMS. OTHER EMPLOYEES STATED THAT THE PROPANE HOSE WAS IN POOR SHAPE. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD WORKED AS A ROOFER FOR OVER FOUR YEARS.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, construction, hose, rupture, torch, roofer, propane, arm, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14830806 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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