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Accident: 202003224 - Employee Killed In Explosion And Fire

Accident: 202003224 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 07/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30145055708/06/19981542Shemp, Inc.
On July 20, 1998, Employee #1 was performing a burning operation on the frame of a camper. Employee #1 cut the camper's gas line in the work process causing an explosion and fire. Employee #1 was admitted into the hospital with second-and-third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, heat, fire, construction, gas, explosion, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301450557 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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