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Accident: 170899538 - Employee'S Face Burned When Gas Boiler Explodes

Accident: 170899538 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005265907/26/19967349Able Building Maintenance
Employee #1 was lighting the boiler burner with equipment similar to a torch when the boiler exploded. He suffered burns to his face and debris became lodged in his eyes. Apparently some time had elapsed between Employee #1's opening of the main gas valve and his igniting the boiler; this probably allowed a gas pocket to form.
Keywords: burn, eye, vapor, gas-fired boiler, flammable vapors, boiler, explosion, struck by, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120052659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters

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