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Accident: 202081287 - Explosion Burns Employees Faces And Hands

Accident: 202081287 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 02/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31633787202/16/20128734Janx Integrity Group Dba Jan X-Ray Services Inc.
On February 16, 2012, Employees #1 and 2 were starting a diesel generator located inside the rear compartment of their construction trailer that supplied electricity to their x-ray equipment. The trailer was used as an office and lab where x-ray film was developed and analyzed. There was a 20-pound propane tank that had been stored overnight in the trailer and apparently had leaked. A spark was created when the employees attempted to start the diesel engine that ignited the gas built up in the trailer and caused a fireball and an explosion. After being injured, these employees managed to themselves back to their company's temporary office located 2 miles away from the accident site where other employees summoned emergency medical services. Employee #1 was taken to Charlotte Medical Center and Employee #2 was taken to the Baptist Burn Center in Winston. Both employees were treated for first degree burns to their faces and second degree burns to their hands before being released on the same day.
Keywords: burn, fire, gas, explosion, gas leak, propane, trailer, face, hand, electric generator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316337872 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 316337872 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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