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Accident: 14481931 - Five Employees Injured In Propane Fire

Accident: 14481931 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 12/12/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
60289612/12/19845084West Virginia Welding Supply Company Incorporated
Employees #1 through #5 were working in a general maintenance shop when a propane bulk delivery truck was brought in to fix a leak in the delivery lines. The line was being repressurized after completion of the repairs when it ruptured, releasing liquid propane. The propane ignited when it came in contact with an overhead gas heater. Employees #1 through #5 sustained thermal burns, for which they were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, repair, flammable liquid, heater, work rules, fire, rupture, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 602896 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 602896 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
3 602896 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
4 602896 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
5 602896 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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