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Accident: 200080489 - Employee Burned When Propane Heater Explodes

Accident: 200080489 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30008205410/06/20001711Stafford Mechanical Services Inc.
Employee #1 was servicing a propane heater as part of an annual check. He was lighting the burner when the propane exploded. Employee #1 suffered first-degree burns to his face and arms; he was held overnight at the hospital and then released.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, maintenance, vapor, flammable vapors, heater, construction, explosion, propane, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300082054 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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