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Accident: 170805840 - Employee Killed After Propane Spill Ignites Trailer Fire

Accident: 170805840 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 02/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12375141402/09/19990191Bell Farms Inc
Employee #1 was sleeping in a travel trailer, for which he had borrowed a 7 1/2 gallon propane heater. He had gotten out of bed and was getting to ready to start work when he knocked over the propane tank. It did not have an ON/OFF regulator and the spilled propane ignited immediately. Coworkers found the trailer fully engulfed in flames 20 minutes later, but were unable to rescue Employee #1. He was pronounced dead at the scene and identified through dental records four days later.
Keywords: burn, regulator valve, flammable liquid, agriculture, heater, fire, propane, spill
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123751414 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Farm equipment mechanics

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