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Accident: 201125481 - Employee Is Burned When Butane Gas Tank Explodes

Accident: 201125481 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/14/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30084267105/14/20055812A Tavola Restaurant And Bar
At approximately 7:43 p.m. on May 14, 2005, Employee #1 and two coworkers were cooking fajitas on a portable stove in a park for a charity event when the butane gas container that supplied the fuel to the portable stove exploded. All three employees were burned but none required hospitalization. Further investigation of the portable stove revealed there was nothing wrong with any of the attachments or the appliance itself.
Keywords: burn, food preparation, butane, fire, explosion, combustible liquid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300842671 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Cooks, except short order

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