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Accident: 200822146 - Employee Is Burned When Leaking Propane Tank Ignites

Accident: 200822146 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30672114308/22/20031611Rockford Blacktop Construction Co.
On August 21, 2003, Employee #1 was transporting 20- and 30-pound portable propane fuel tanks in a box truck. Some of the tanks had been leaking and were not secured. When Employee #1, the driver, heard one of the tanks leaking, he entered the back of the truck to identify the leaking tank. While reaching for a tank valve, the vapors ignited. Employee #1 was hospitalized for second- and third-degree burns over his upper body.
Keywords: burn, leak, vapor, unsecured, truck, valve, propane, tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306721143 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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