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Accident: 202614335 - Employee Is Injured In An Explosion

Accident: 202614335 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 04/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31642275704/09/20124119Metro-West Ambulance Service Inc
On April 8, 2012, Employee #1, a vehicle service technician, was filling an oxygen compressed gas cylinder. The oxygen was injected into the cylinder through a manifold and booster pump system. As the cylinder was being filled, an explosion occurred in the fill line. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to his face and head along with a pulmonary contusion. He received onsite care and the employer transported him to a medical center. At the hospital, he was listed in critical condition for his severe injuries. Employee #1 underwent treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, oxygen, head, lung, cylinder, compressed gas, explosion, face, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316422757 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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