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Accident: 201114048 - Gas From Stove Explodes Seriously Injuring Cook

Accident: 201114048 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618462103/13/20028069Creative Care, Inc.
At approximately 11:18 p.m. on January 4, 2002, a cook working at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center attempted to ignite a Thermodor gas stove burner. When the automatic pilot ignition did not operate, the employee used an electronic hand lighter. An explosion occurred. The employee was struck by the shock wave of the explosion and landed a distance from the stove on the floor. The employee suffered a separated shoulder, missing teeth on the upper denture, and hearing loss in his left ear. The employee was taken to Santa Monica Hospital and was released after emergency treatment.
Keywords: pilot light, shoulder, alcohol, ignition system, struck against, ear, gas, explosion, hearing loss
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126184621 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Cooks, except short order

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