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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201107224 - Employee Burned When Propane Water Heater Explodes

Accident: 201107224 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12579152501/17/20065984Pacific Lpg Corp
On August 1, 2005, Employee #1, a certified technician, was attempting to light a pilot light on a hot water heater. Propane had built up in the bottom pan and exploded in his face. He sustained first degree burns to his face and hands and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, ignition system, gas, explosion, propane, face, water heater, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125791525 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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