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Accident: 14529663 - Employee Injured By Propane Explosion

Accident: 14529663 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 03/27/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10085721803/27/19911629Catamount Construction
When he arrived at work, Employee #1 smelled a strong propane gas odor. A hand-held torch had been set up without safety devices in a confined space the previous afternoon and had stopped burning. Unburned propane accumulated in the confined space. When Employee #1 attempted to light the torch, an explosion occurred. He sustained multiple injuries and was hospitalized.
Keywords: confined space, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, gas, torch, explosion, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100857218 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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