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Accident: 811588 - Employees Burned By Leaking Gas Explosion

Accident: 811588 -- Report ID: 0257250 -- Event Date: 04/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1869256604/25/19885984Liquilux Gas Corporation
Employees #1 and #2 were lowering a cylinder of gas from a truck. They threw the cylinder from the truck to the ground. When the cylinder fell the valve crashed against the pavement and broke open, leaking gas. The leaking gas reached a lit stove and exploded, burning the employees. They were both hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, leak, cylinder, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, valve, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18692566 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light
2 18692566 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light

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