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Accident: 170561187 - Two Employees Burned In Propane Flash Fire

Accident: 170561187 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 10/17/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12528823310/21/19942631International Paper, Uniwood Div.
Employee #1 was working with an electric chipping hammer in an excavation to break up frozen ground around a leaking propane line. A flash fire occurred as a result of propane buildup. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns to his legs. Employee #2, who was working in the area with Employee #1, received minor burns to his lower legs.
Keywords: burn, excavation, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, gas leak, propane, elec port tool--misc, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125288233 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Millwrights
2 125288233 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Millwrights

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