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Accident: 800607 - Employees Burned When Space Heater Explodes

Accident: 800607 -- Report ID: 0454520 -- Event Date: 12/14/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12467719612/16/19949199Coosawhatchie Volunteer Fire Dept.
Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 were volunteer fire fighters who were cleaning up and painting inside a concrete block fire station in preparation for a Christmas party. Employee #2 was attempting to light a propane fueled space heater when an explosion occurred. The heater had been moved in the summer of 1994 and had not been used since. After being repiped and fitted, the original pipe end had not been capped off. Apparently, when the tank (source) valve was opened, gas was emitted into the office of the station before the heater was lighted. Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 suffered first- to second-degree burns on various areas of the body and one employee suffered chest and back injuries from impact.
Keywords: burn, leak, heater, work rules, fire, explosion, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124677196 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
2 124677196 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
3 124677196 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
4 124677196 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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