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Accident: 200271526 - Three Employees Are Burned In Fire And Explosion

Accident: 200271526 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30856848408/25/20055984Hicksgas Gifford Inc, Dba Pekin Hicksgas
On August 25, 2005, Employees #1, #2 and #3 were filling 30 lb cylinders, three at a time, in the vertical position using scales along with having the bleeder valve open to vent to atmosphere. After filling approximately 70-80 cylinders, a fire and explosion occurred. Employee #1 was in the bed of the transport truck loading the filled cylinders; Employees #2 and #3 were inside the fill house filling cylinders when the fire and explosion occurred. All three employees were able to escape from the filling area with varying degrees of burns. All three employee were hospitalized and treated for burns.
Keywords: burn, cylinder, fire, explosion, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308568484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light
2 308568484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light
3 308568484 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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