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Accident: 200924447 - Sewer Gas Ignites Burning Employee

Accident: 200924447 -- Report ID: 0355124 -- Event Date: 06/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31013742706/19/20064952Hampton Roads Sanitation District
At approximately 11:10 a.m. on June 19, 2006, an employee was venting sewer gas from a pressurized sewer line, also known as a "force main". The gas ignited, and the employee was hospitalized with burns to his face, hands, lower arms, and neck.
Keywords: burn, sewer, venting, fire, gas, neck, arm, face, hand, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310137427 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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