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Accident: 200612596 - Construction Laborer Is Burned When Propane Vapors Ignite

Accident: 200612596 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 02/27/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30955581102/27/20071521Bradley Jackson Contracting
On February 27, 2007, Employee #1 was working for a contractor as a construction laborer in the basement of a house that was being built. A disabled safety mechanism on a Reddy Heater brand propane-fueled space heater caused unburned propane gas to collect in the basement. When Employee #1 attempted to light the heater, the accumulated gas burst into flame. Employee #1 sustained burns over several parts of his body. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, inadequate maint, heater, construction, propane, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309555811 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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