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Accident: 200992451 - Two Employees Injured In Explosion While Servicing Engine

Accident: 200992451 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30520642706/09/20035012Kentucky Truck Sales
Employee #1 and a coworker were servicing an engine on a tractor trailer and were performing a leak test with compressed oxygen on the fifth cylinder of a 6-cylinder diesel engine when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns. The coworker was injured but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, repair, compressed air, engine, explosion, tractor trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305206427 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 305206427 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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