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Accident: 200074722 - Two Employees Are Burned When Flammable Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200074722 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 04/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31493840805/03/20115093Melvin Revis Dba M&R Scrap Metal & Services
On April 28, 2011, two employees were working at a scrap metal dealer. Employee #1 was removing a valve stem assembly from a scrapped, 5-gallon LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder. Employee #2 was using an oxy-propane (apparently oxygen-propane) cutting torch to cut-up scrap metal pieces. The two employees were approximately 6 feet apart. LPG vapors escaped from the cylinder, blew towards Employee #2, and were ignited by the lit torch. Both employees sustained serious burns, and they were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, dismantling, flammable vapors, fire, torch, lpg container, skin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314938408 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 314938408 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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