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Accident: 690503 - Lpg Cylinder Fire

Accident: 690503 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491389101/02/19851623Widmer Bros Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491388301/02/19858731Durance Corp
ON DECEMBER 20, 1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 8 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PREPARING TO MAKE A PIPE CONNECTION IN A SANITARY SEWER LIFT STATION, MEASURING 5 FEET INSIDE DIAMETER BY APPROXIMATELY 14 FEET DEEP. A CO-WORKER BEGAN LOWERING A LPG CYLINDER, WITH A LIT BURNER, INTO THE LIFT STATION. THIS WAS TO MELT THE ICE THAT HAD ACCUMULATED OVERNIGHT. AFTER LOWERING THE LPG CYLINDER ABOUT HALFWAY, THE CYLINDER FELL FROM THE LOWERING ROPE AND CRASHED TO THE LIFT STATION FLOOR, BREAKING THE BRASS BURNER FITTING. GAS LEAKED FROM THE BROKEN FITTING AND IGNITED. EMPLOYEE #1 RECIEVED BURNS TO 25% OF HIS BODY, ON HIS FACE AND HEAD, RIGHT ARM, CHEST, THIGHS AND LEGS.
Keywords: gas fitting, burn, fire, lp gas, lpg container, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14913891 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers
2 14913883 Occupation Not Listed

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