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Accident: 200081404 - Three Employee'S Faces Are Burned In Gas Explosion

Accident: 200081404 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30008486010/31/20015984Bemer Petroleum Corporation
On October 30, 2001, Employee's #1, #2, and #3, were bleeding off propane gas from cylinders that were on a platform resting on the forks of a forklift truck. The truck was parked in an area where the surrounding cylinders created a confined area, not allowing the gas to dissipate. The gas accumulated underneath the forklift truck. When the key was turned to the on position, the gas underneath the truck ignited and exploded. Employee's #1, #2, and #3 were hospitalized with severe burns on their faces.
Keywords: burn, vapor, confined space, gas, explosion, propane, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 300084860 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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