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Accident: 201171519 - Employee Burned In Boiler Flareback

Accident: 201171519 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574457310/30/20014939Sacramento Co. Pwa / Dgs / Facilities Management
Employee #1 found a boiler, which was turned on, to be cool. He flipped the switch to turn the system off and squatted down to check the pilot light. He was caught in a flareback as the unvented gas ignited. He suffered second and third degree burns to his hands, arms, and face and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, venting, gas, explosion, flashback, arm, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125744573 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Stationary engineers

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