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Accident: 202491148 - Employee Suffers Cold Burns While Servicing Cooling Unit

Accident: 202491148 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31323428808/18/20105984Suburban Propane, L.P.
On August 6 2010, Employee #1, a propane support technician, was conducting maintenance on a cooling unit. After completing maintenance, without reconnecting a hose to a valve holding back pressurized liquid propane and vapor, Employee #1 opened a valve to regain operation. Vapor was released; contacting Employee #1's left shoulder and arm. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated by the facilities burn unit for second and third degree cold burns.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, shoulder, vapor, propane, arm, pressure release, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313234288 Hospitalized injury Freezing/Frost Bite Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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