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Accident: 689208 - Employee Burned By Explosion Of Lp Gas In Trailer

Accident: 689208 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10456889410/06/19861622Minnesota Transportation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO LIGHT THE SURFACE UNITS OF A BROWN, 4-BURNER LP GAS RANGE, USING A CIGARETTE LIGHTER. THE PILOT LIGHT DID NOT LIGHT THE BURNER. APPARENTLY AN ACCUMULATION OF LP GAS HAD OCCURRED WITHIN THE PAST TWO DAYS BECAUSE THREE PILOT LIGHTS HAD GONE OUT UNNOTICED. THE ACCUMULATED LP GAS EXPLODED, BURNING EMPLOYEE #1 ON THE HEAD, FACE AND HANDS, AND SCORCHING HIS RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
Keywords: burn, head, lung, construction, explosion, lp gas, gas leak, trailer, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104568894 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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