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Accident: 14468482 - Employee Burned In Lp Gas Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14468482 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 10/17/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10565774610/18/19895171E. Osterman Gas Service, Inc.
On the afternoon of October 17, 1989, Employee #1 was working at his regularly assigned job off loading his bulk lp gas truck transport at the lp gas bulk plant of F.G. White Co., in Waitsfield, VT. The employee detected a small leak in the 2 in. discharge line that ran from the tanker truck. He shut down the pump and stopped off loading. After making temporary repairs to the hose with a pipe nipple and hose clamps, he resumed off loading. The repaired hose ruptured, releasing an undetermined amount of lp gas that, shortly afterward, was ignited by an unknown source. The resulting flash fire engulfed Employee #1, causing second- and third- degree burns to 40 percent of his body. He was hospitalized for several weeks and underwent skin grafts and therapy.
Keywords: burn, repair, fire, hose, rupture, explosion, lp gas, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105657746 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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