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Accident: 201174489 - Gas Flareback Burns Employee'S Face And Arms

Accident: 201174489 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/24/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034627512/05/20031711Tb Banducci'S Plumbing
Employee #1 attempted several times to light a gas water heater pilot light. The attempts heated the thermocouple/sensor that caused the controller to send gas into the firebox. Employee #1 was experienced and knew that he should have waited for the gas to dissipate, but he attempted to light the pilot light again and ignited the accumulated gas that caused a flareback/explosion that burned his arm and face. Employee #1 suffered first-degree and second-degree burns and was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, natural gas, gas, explosion, flashback, arm, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 1 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120346275 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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