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Accident: 202461794 - One Employee Dies , Another Injured In Explosion In Furnace

Accident: 202461794 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/26/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31063266611/14/20067623All American Air Conditioning & Appliance Service
On October 26, 2006, Employee #1, appliance technician for an appliance service company was working on a furnace in a single residence mobile home. Employee #2, manager of the mobile home park, was accompanying and assisting Employee #1. The gas to the furnace was turned on and ignition occurred when an attempt was made to light the pilot light in the furnace. Employee #2 said that there was a flash and Employee #1 was engulfed in flames. Employee #1 received burns over three fourth of his body and dies 18 days later. Employee #2 received very minor injuries and did not receive treatment.
Keywords: burn, furnace, pilot light, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310632666 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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