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Accident: 202087987 - Worker Is Burned When Propane Gas Release Ignites

Accident: 202087987 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 10/31/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944394310/31/20063443Harsco - American Welding & Tank
At approximately 6:45 a.m. on October 31, 2006, an employee for Harsco-American Welding & Tank, did not flare and remove at least one valve from a 500-gallon propane tank before bringing it into a building. Once inside the building, the employee removed the pressure relief valve. After the valve was removed, propane gas was released from the tank, and a gas-fired heater, located in the ceiling of the building, ignited the gas. The employee burned his hands and face. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, venting, valve, propane, face, tank, hand, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309443943 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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