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Accident: 201126406 - Employee Burned When Natural Gas Line Ignites And Explodes

Accident: 201126406 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 08/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31009273908/23/20071711Arb, Inc.
On August 23, 2007, Employee #1 was using a welder's torch to repair a natural gas line connection when the gas ignited and exploded. He suffered burns, for whihc he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, repair, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, welder, construction, natural gas, explosion, pipeline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310092739 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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