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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202043543 - Employee Burned While Lighting Propane Water Heater

Accident: 202043543 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 09/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30148505809/18/19965984Suburban Propane
Employee #1 was lighting a floor-mounted propane water heater. There was apparently some residual gas in the room when he attempted to light the pilot flame. A flashover engulfed him, and he sustained burns to his face, arms, and parts of his right leg. Employee #1 drove approximately 3 miles to the office, from where medical care was summoned.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, flammable vapors, fire, gas, propane, arm, face, water heater, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301485058 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Technicians, n.e.c.

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