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Accident: 811596 - Employee Dies Of Burns From Gas Explosion

Accident: 811596 -- Report ID: 0257250 -- Event Date: 04/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1869253304/25/19888211Esc. Julio Collazo Silva
Employees of a liquified gas company were lowering a cylinder of gas from a truck. The cylinder fell to the ground and the valve broke open, allowing gas to leak out, which caused an explosion and fire. Employee #1 was burned over 90 percent of his body and died.
Keywords: burn, leak, cylinder, flammable vapors, fire, explosion, valve, off loading
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18692533 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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