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Accident: 202541207 - Leaking Propane Ignites Sending Two Workers To The Hospital

Accident: 202541207 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30087285001/13/20102671Binder Tec
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on January 4, 2010, two workers of Binder Tec, a packaging company, were burned when one of them tried to jump-start a forklift truck with a -portable battery pack. The workers were taken to Sentinels Hospital, and were released after a couple of hours. An investigation revealed that the accident may have been caused by a spark generated near the leaky tank on the propane-powered forklift.
Keywords: battery, burn, leak, jump start, industrial truck, propane, spark, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300872850 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300872850 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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