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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170706709 - Employee Burned In Boiler Flareback

Accident: 170706709 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11216467809/29/19938221Spectrum Abatement
On September 22, 1993, Employee #1 and a coworker attempted three times to light the pilot in a Bryan copper tube boiler, model #518-W, serial #9072. On the 3rd attempt, an overabundance of gas in the chamber ignited and flared back. Employee #1 sustained 1st- and 2nd-degree burns on his face and right arm. He was hospitalized for 3 days. There were several deficiencies with the boiler's electrical control system. Neither employee had received any specific instruction on how to light the pilot.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, work rules, boiler, gas, lighting, flashback, arm, face, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112164678 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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