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Accident: 201701729 - Employee Is Burned While Lighting Water Heater

Accident: 201701729 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 07/28/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30660523907/30/20041711Kentec Heating Contractor Inc
On July 28, 2004, Employee #1 had bled an LP gas line, and then reconnected it to a water heater. While lighting the heater, the residual LP gas in the room ignited. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns on his arms and legs.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable vapors, compressed gas, fire, gas, lp gas, gas fitting, water heater
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306605239 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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