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Accident: 200370823 - Employee Burned When Propane Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200370823 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30242875003/20/20002426Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Employee #1 was refueling a Nissan propane-powered forklift. He neglected to unhook the hose from the tank and sheared it off, causing propane to be released and form a cloud. Employee #1 dismounted and ran to shut off the main tank, but the propane cloud ignited when it reached the forklift. Employee #1 suffered second- and third-degree burns over 16 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, leak, ind trk operator, flammable vapors, fire, hose, industrial truck, propane, accidental discharge, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302428750 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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