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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202312138 - Employee Suffers Second-Degree Burns

Accident: 202312138 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11968579010/29/19995541Lemos Service 76
Employee #1 was in the process of filling a customer's propane gas cylinder mounted on a RV. The RV also had a water heater mounted and located just above the propane tank. The water heater had a lit pilot light. Employee #1 was standing next to vehicle to facilitate the fueling process. Employee #1 began to turn the valve on, releasing a minute amount of propane gas. The gas fumes made contact with the lit pilot light (ignition source) immediately causing a ball of flame "flashover" which engulfed Employee #1's face, hands and arms. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns.
Keywords: burn, pilot light, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119685790 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Garage and service station related occupations

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