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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14300602 - Two Employees Injured In Laboratory Explosion

Accident: 14300602 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 04/28/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10390929704/28/19880179Maui Pineapple Co Ltd
Employees #1 and #2 were quality control laboratory technicians. When Employee #2 unplugged the coffeemaker on a laboratory countertop, an explosion occurred that ripped a 4 foot hole in the hollow tile block wall where propane gas lines were installed. Both employees sustained facial cuts and Employee #1 fractured his collarbone. They were treated at Maui Memorial Hospital and released. The accident appears to have been caused by a propane gas leak.
Keywords: leak, fracture, agriculture, collarbone, explosion, laceration, gas leak, propane, face, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103909297 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Science technicians, n.e.c.
2 103909297 Hospitalized injury Fracture Science technicians, n.e.c.

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