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Accident: 170361497 - Employee'S Arm Burned In Natural Gas Explosion

Accident: 170361497 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 06/26/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12572508508/16/20003585John'S Heating & Air
At approximately 12 noon on June 26, 2000, Employee #1 was helping a contractor install a condenser and coil into an existing wall furnace and air conditioning system in a home. The contractor removed the duct work at the top of the furnace while Employee #1 moved it away from the wall. As they were performing their duties, natural gas leaked into the room and exploded. Employee #1 sustained first- and second-degree burns on his left wrist and forearm. The main gas valve had not been shut off prior to removing the furnace from the wall.
Keywords: burn, furnace, installing, flammable vapors, work rules, forearm, natural gas, explosion, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125725085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sheetmetal duct installers

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