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Accident: 200041044 - Three Employees Burned In Propane Explosion

Accident: 200041044 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 01/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30950897601/23/20061389Hurricane Air And Well Service
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on January 20, 2006, Employees #1, #2 and #3 were attempting to open a trailer door that had frozen shut. They used a weed burner to torch and melt the ice that was keeping the door shut. A portable stove was left on the night before inside the trailer to keep it warm and dry. The heaters flame had gone out and the trailer filled with propane. As they began to heat the door frame, a fire ball blew it open. All three employees were hospitalized with burns.
Keywords: burn, explosive mixing, fire, torch, explosion, propane, frozen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309508976 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 309508976 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 309508976 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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