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Accident: 201065596 - Employee Burned When Natural Gas Ignites While Lighting Wate

Accident: 201065596 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078876708/22/20027997The Landing Fairfield Residential Llc
On July 31, 2002, Employee #1 was at an apartment complex performing leak tests on a gas-fired swimming pool water heater. He was using a long-handled lighter to ignite the pilot light when the natural gas in the heater and the ambient gas that had settled near the floor of the heater room exploded. Employee #1 sustained first-degree burns on his face and left arm, and irritation of his respiratory tract. He was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated overnight.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, inhalation, natural gas, explosion, gas leak, chemical vapor, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300788767 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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