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Accident: 14540371 - Burns From Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14540371 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1952358801/30/19842844Gillette Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A BERNZ-O-MATIC PROPANE TORCH TO CLEAR A CLOGGED PIPELINE WHICH CONTAINED A COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID. THE RESULTING EXPLOSION AND FIRE SEVERLY BURNED EMPLOYEE #1. THE FIRE PRODUCED HEAVY SMOKE, CAUSING EMPLOYEES 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6 TO BE HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: burn, fire, propane torch, explosion, pipeline, combustible liquid, propane, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 19523588 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 19523588 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 19523588 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 19523588 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 19523588 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 19523588 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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