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Accident: 14491732 - Employee Dies Of Burns From Rapid Ignition Of Propane Gas

Accident: 14491732 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 06/02/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1764205905/16/19892759Pan Graphics Inc
At approximately 8:50 a.m. on June 2, 1989, Employee #1 was troubleshooting the electrical system of the A/C unit in an 11 ft by 16 ft mechanical room, where propane cylinders were also stored. He was testing various fuses and disconnects when a fire ball engulfed the room. He died of the burns he sustained. It is believed that a relief valve of one of the cylinders opened and the gas was ignited by an electrical source.
Keywords: burn, repair, cylinder, flammable vapors, electrical testing, fire, valve, propane, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17642059 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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