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Accident: 14372924 - Employee Burned When Cigarette Ignites Oxygen Explosion

Accident: 14372924 -- Report ID: 0523310 -- Event Date: 05/05/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10246824605/05/19931711J. F. Ahern Co.
Employee #1 had used rubber tubing to fill his personal oxygen cylinder from the company-owned oxygen cylinder. His cylinder was in his pickup with a topper. Employee #1 opened the topper with a lit cigarette in his hand. An explosion occurred and Employee #1 was burned.
Keywords: burn, oxygen, cylinder, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, explosion, smoking, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102468246 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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