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Accident: 201023405 - Employee Is Burned When Leaking Lp Gas Ignites

Accident: 201023405 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075340706/22/20111711Dave Bernier Dba Dry Creek Plumbing
On June 20, 2011, Employee #1, the sole owner of a plumbing company, was welding a water line at a winery. His propane torch ignited gas from a nearby LPG line that had just been uncapped Employee #2. Both workers were hospitalized at St Francis Burn Center for first- and second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, welding, gas, torch, lp gas, gas leak, pipe, plumbing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300753407 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 300753407 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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