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Accident: 201345097 - Two Employees Are Burned By Natural Gas Fire

Accident: 201345097 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31280100406/18/20095171Central Kansas Crude Llc
On June 17, 2009, Employee #1 was changing a pump on a fully loaded transport trailer containing natural gas parked inside an enclosed metal building. Natural gas vapors were released out into the building. Employee #2 was walking approximately 25 ft to the back of the transport trailer. The natural gas ignited in a flash fire that burned both of them. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of second and third degree burns to his hands, arms and legs. Employee #2 was treated at the scene for minor burns.
Keywords: burn, repair, flammable vapors, natural gas, gas, arm, trailer, hand, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312801004 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 312801004 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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