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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170667653 - Employee Suffers Burns When He Retrieves Item From Van

Accident: 170667653 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/01/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12329220306/19/200217113d'S Heating And Air Conditioning, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 1, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker, riding in a company-owned utility van, arrived at a building where Employee #1 was going to fire caulk around some pipe chases that had been installed a few days earlier. He got out of the van and opened the rear door of the utility van to get a 6-ft stepladder. While pulling out the ladder, Employee #1 heard a rush of air and felt a flash on his arms and face. He sustained second-degree burns to his face, hands, neck, and arms. Coworkers telephoned Ridgefield emergency medical services who transported Employee #1 to the Bridgeport Burn Center where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, vehicle, flammable vapors, fire, construction, flashback, neck, arm, face, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123292203 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sheet metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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