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Accident: 201991825 - One Killed And Three Suffer Third-Degree Burns In Explosion

Accident: 201991825 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30922023407/07/20051522Rhodes Construction Company, Inc.
On July 6, 2005, Employee #1, driving a 1997 Ford F250 Pick-up tuck, backed into the company yard and exited the vehicle. A few minutes later a coworker smelled gas and noticed a hissing sound coming from the bed of the truck. The coworker instructed those present to evacuate to the front gate of the compound and he escorted two customers to the gate. Employee #1 attempted to shut the tank valve off, at which time the propane flared up, engulfing Employee's #1, #2, #3, and #4. Coworkers attempted to extinguish the burning clothes on the employees. Employee #1 died. Employee's #2, #3, and #4 suffered third-degree burns and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, fire, gas, explosion, truck, smoke, valve, propane, truck driver
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309220234 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 309220234 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion
3 309220234 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion
4 309220234 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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